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Re: eBay Lawyer Lobbies U.S. for Spam Bill
Posted by: ECT News 2001-06-16 15:45:55
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Stricter laws are needed to protect Internet auction users from spammers who harvest
e-mail addresses from auction sites, an eBay executive told U.S. lawmakers at a House
subcommittee on crime hearing on cybercrime Thursday.


"It is worth noting that some forms of cybercrime could be reduced if Congress were to
adopt a criminal prohibition against the automated harvesting of e-mail address for the
purpose of sending illegal spam," eBay vice president and general counsel Robert Chesnut
said.


Re: eBay Lawyer Lobbies U.S. for Spam Bill
Posted by: Laura 2001-06-17 17:33:24 In reply to: ECT News
Funny, considering eBay has become one of the biggest spammers I know with their "Recommended" feature, which automatically sends emails to you offering other items if you don't win an item you bid on.
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