US, UK, And Australia Team Up To Push Spammers To Other Countries

from the don't-let-it-be-our-problem dept

The US, the UK and Australia have now come to some sort of agreement where the three countries will work together to fight spam -- with the expected results about as vague as that statement. They don't really say what they're doing to fight spam, other than "cooperating" with each other because "illegal spam does not respect national boundaries." Indeed, this is true. But because there are nearly 200 countries around the world, it appears spammers still have 197 or so to mess around in.


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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 2nd, 2004 @ 10:30am

    It's a start ...

    But the point is the US, Britain & Australia have the combined resources and cooperation to work to reduce spam.

    Perhaps other 1st rate countries will join in and then those not in can block email from the 3rd world countries where the spammers are pushed to.

     

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    dorpus, Jul 2nd, 2004 @ 12:00pm

    What about starving babies in Africa?

    Will they be banned from email use?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 2nd, 2004 @ 1:44pm

    Re: What about starving babies in Africa?

    no dorpus, the starving babies will die and therefore won't need email.

     

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    aNonMooseCowherd, Jul 2nd, 2004 @ 2:27pm

    what about dorpora?

    Will dorpus and his ilk be banned from blogging?

     

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    Bert, Jul 3rd, 2004 @ 1:08pm

    Spam Act

    I had to research the Austrlian Spam act recently for a client and the act implies assumptive cooperation from other countries on procecution of spammers external to Australia.

    All that that is tied up in the individual Trade agreements different countries have. So i think its at a stage where they are working out how to create a cooperative effort, as the act is setup to allow it.

    Wether it will be at all successfull is another matter entirely.

     

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