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ISP Head Floats Plan To Legalize Spam

Banning spam is an impossible task, and instead a mechanism must be developed to control bulk commercial e-mail and make the senders pay for the infrastructure costs of distribution, according to an Internet service provider president. “It could be a legitimate business,” said Barry Shein, president of the Boston-area ISP The World. “The only way to solve this problem is to create an economy around it. The idea is that you’re going to make spammers accountable and create an economy around spam that is also going to be able to control its abuse.” Full Story

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