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ITU To Stop SPAM Within Two Years

Posted: 08th Jul, 2004 By: MarkJ
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) conference has called for worldwide anti-spam legislation, which would allow the tide of junk e-mail to be controlled within just two years (FAT CHANCE!):

Regulators from 60 countries along with industry representatives called for standardised legislation around the world to make it easier to prosecute spammers. Particular emphasis was placed on measures to curtail the flood of unsolicited pornographic email.

"(We have) an epidemic on our hands that we need to learn how to control," said Robert Horton, Internet strategy expert with the United Nations' International Telecommunications Union (ITU), AP reports. Horton confidently stated that the spam epidemic can be "defeated in short order" given "full international co-operation among governments and software companies".

Delegates will look at examples of legislation that can be used to combat the deluge of spam clogging up worldwide email systems.


It's almost impossible to see SPAM (junk e-mail) being controlled within such a short space of time, especially since much of it does not abide by law or legislation. More @ The Register.
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