1997-05-31 - Re: Rotenberg as the Uber Enemy

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From: dlv@bwalk.dm.com (Dr.Dimitri Vulis KOTM)
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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UTC Datetime: 1997-05-31 21:01:00 UTC
Raw Date: Sun, 1 Jun 1997 05:01:00 +0800

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From: dlv@bwalk.dm.com (Dr.Dimitri Vulis KOTM)
Date: Sun, 1 Jun 1997 05:01:00 +0800
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re: Rotenberg as the Uber Enemy
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Declan McCullagh <declan@pathfinder.com> writes:

> On Sat, 31 May 1997, Dr.Dimitri Vulis KOTM wrote:
> > Of course, the "anti-spamming" laws will also be used to suppress the
> > "politically incorrect" speech.  Recall that Jim Bell has already been
> > accused of "spamming", in addition to other crimes.
> Uh, no. Bell was charged with violating:
> 26 U.S.C. Section 7212(a)
> 42 U.S.C. Section 408(a)
> Which are, generally, attempts to interfere with administration of
> internal revenue laws and fraudulent use of a false SSN.
> Besides, spamming isn't a criminal offense, last time I checked.
> In the interests of completeness, I should note that I just finished a
> rather long article about Bell's arrest and related events for Internet
> Underground magazine. The government hinted that they might have
> additional charges to file against Bell by the time the grand jury
> convenes in probably two weeks. He is currently being held without bail, a
> situation more common in Federal than state courts.

We're talking about different things, Declan.  Learn to read.

I reposted someone's Usenet article whose author accused Jim of "spamming
the net" with his AP essay.  That's separate from his criminal charges.
If "spamming" were a crime, he'd probably be charged with that too.


Dr.Dimitri Vulis KOTM
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