I actually think this is doable, but won't work
Posted Nov 26, 2003 16:51 UTC (Wed) by pflugstad
In reply to: The CAN-SPAM bill examined
Parent article: The CAN-SPAM bill examined
The FTC now has the authority to implement a do-not-spam list. Congress (AFAIK - I did not look at the bill) has not specified any implementation of it. So the FTC can implement it any way it wants, including something like how AnswerGuy described.
As far as being too complicated - only the techs at the ISP see this - you simply tell your ISP if you want to be on the list or not and they setup the DNS server appropriately. This would probably be a straightfoward extension to what they're already doing with various real-time black lists.
Anyway, just thinking. I doubt it would honestly work in any case. We need the equivalent of the anti-junk-fax law for spam - let the people go after the spammers and those who buy their services. That'd fix this problem with no effort from the gov't. But nooooo, we can't have people actually taking any responsibility on their own...
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