1998-02-10 - Re: Cyber ‘Nannys”

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From: Tim May <tcmay@got.net>
To: “cypherpunks@Algebra.COM
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UTC Datetime: 1998-02-10 17:20:12 UTC
Raw Date: Wed, 11 Feb 1998 01:20:12 +0800

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From: Tim May <tcmay@got.net>
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 1998 01:20:12 +0800
To: "cypherpunks@Algebra.COM
Subject: Re: Cyber 'Nannys"
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At 12:40 AM -0800 2/10/98, WebWarrior3@InfoWar.Com wrote:
>Tim May wrote:
>> I don't mean to be flippant . At issue here is a very real issue of free
>> choice and contracts. Customers cannot "demand" a list of criteria for
>> blocked sites any more than customers can demand a list of the selection
>> criteria a bookstore uses, or a magazine editor uses, and so on.
>Ever hear of consumer protection laws? There are many cases where consumers
>are allowed to "demand" information regarding their purchases...you were being
>flippant. One subscribes to a magazine because one knows what the focus of the

No, I was _not_ being flippant (which was what I said). I was being

As far as I'm concerned, absent a contract, anyone who "demands" something
from me is on thin ice.

Like I said, if you're unhappy that CyberSitter or NetNanny will not
provide you with information you wish to have, use another service.

But don't cite "Consumer Protection Laws."

--Tim May

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