1993-03-23 - Re: REMAIL: Anon.penet.fi no

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From: “Perry E. Metzger” <pmetzger@snark.shearson.com>
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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UTC Datetime: 1993-03-23 22:55:05 UTC
Raw Date: Tue, 23 Mar 93 14:55:05 PST

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From: "Perry E. Metzger" <pmetzger@snark.shearson.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Mar 93 14:55:05 PST
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re: REMAIL: Anon.penet.fi no
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Hal says:
> This is truly tragic.  Julf has endured weeks of attacks and now The
> Powers That Be have managed to shut down this widely used service.
> Despite this, I have the impression that most of the objectionable messages
> Johan refers to actually were objected to based on their content.  It's
> not that people were bombarding newsgroups with excessive numbers of messages
> it's that they were posting things that (some) people didn't want them to
> post.

Interesting, isn't it, that Ted Tso's nightmare about horrible
libelous or volume-bomb postings didn't come true, but my nightmare
about censorship seems to have.

They've succeeded this time, but I doubt that they will next time...