1994-05-11 - Re: Here they come…

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From: “Jim Sewell” <jims@Central.KeyWest.MPGN.COM>
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Message Hash: 76e9b964099d31b45d489fff0cadceb746c88d5138014cef67fe2c32f13e29b5
Message ID: <9405111518.AA01696@Central.KeyWest.MPGN.COM>
Reply To: <9405111416.AA03845@disvnm2.lehman.com>
UTC Datetime: 1994-05-11 15:18:26 UTC
Raw Date: Wed, 11 May 94 08:18:26 PDT

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From: "Jim Sewell" <jims@Central.KeyWest.MPGN.COM>
Date: Wed, 11 May 94 08:18:26 PDT
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re: Here they come...
In-Reply-To: <9405111416.AA03845@disvnm2.lehman.com>
Message-ID: <9405111518.AA01696@Central.KeyWest.MPGN.COM>
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<In mail David Mandl said:>
> flame wars, abuse, and out-of-control sociopaths are destroying the
> self-regulating Eden of the net.  

  Unfortunately I agree with this statement for the most part.

> rumblings of a call for some kind of "responsible regulation" of the
> net.

  This one I do not agree with though.  Who can regulate it, what are
  the penalties for violation, how can you prove I typed this, etc.

> The pedophiles we all run into by the thousands every day are
> mentioned in the piece, as are the "pornographic pictures [...] traded
> in great volume."  Also, "virtually every network, large and small,

  Unfortunately, newsgroups like alt.sex.bestiality and erotica picture
  groups make this point hard to defend against.

> [...] 'My fear is that this will be a cyber-revisiting of the blacklisting
> that was prevalent in the 50's,' Mr. Hayes wrote.  'Eventually, I predict
> that such site kill files will be used to censor politically unpopular
> views (like mine, for example).'"
> Think about that next time you put someone in your killfile.

  There is a difference between a site kill file that blocks everyone
  who works at AT&T from conversing with people that work at MCI, and
  my personal kill file that says I don't want to hear from Jim Nalbandian
  or Detweiler.  

  With personal kill files they have the right to speak and I have the
  right not to listen. ;)

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