You may wonder why I never write. The answer is that I’m in the phase every book I’ve ever seen goes through, where the deadline is already gone, and all available cycles must go into producing improved text and dealing with review comments.
Date: 2005-08-11 23:11:23 -0500
Porn Spam Still Illegal, Despite What NBC Says
from staff reports
August 11, 2005
A recent NBC report claimed there isnt much you can do about unwanted e-mail that is pornographic (“porn spam”), but the report was wrong.
Many people are almost afraid to open their email for fear of unwanted and unsolicited pornography. Even worse parents are worried their children will be exposed to the smut. Recently, NBC’s “Dateline” tracked down a porn spammer, but concluded there wasnt much you could do about the problem.
But Morality in Media President Robert Peters said not to believe reports that porn spam is legal. It is not.
“In 2003, Congress passed the CAN-SPAM Act, which has a whole host of provisions in terms of what any type of spammer isnt supposed to do, and porn spammers violate this law everyday,” Peters told Family News in Focus.
One of the problems with the law has been enforcement, according to Mike Johnson of the Alliance Defense Fund, something that may be changing.
“The U.S. Department of Justice, as well as state and local law enforcement officials, are really giving this an effort and are making it a priority to try to clamp down on these abuses of the law,” he said.
Johnson said if you have a problem with unwanted porn spam, simply take action.
“It takes citizens (who are) willing to take the initiative to not just brush it off but bring it to the attention of law enforcement, and if necessary, and when available, maybe even pursue private lawsuits,” Johnson said.
Peters explained that there are many places to file complaints.
“One thing everybody can do is make complaints,” he said, “whether its to the ISP (Internet Service Provider) or the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) or to the U.S. Attorney or to the Justice Department, but complaints could be made.
Date: 2005-08-17 15:41:44 -0500
I heard your mother on The Hugh Hewitt Show yesterday on 1280am radio, The Patriot.
So she writes for the Denver Post?
Articulate and sounds like a nice lady.