Login/New-Account | Search | Submit a Story! | Greplaw!??
- About
- Discussions
- Messages
- Topics
- Authors

- Preferences
- Older Stuff
- Past Polls
- Submit Story

This site is a production of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society. Please email if you have questions, contributions, or ideas about improving this site.

F & F


FTC to Consider Using Bounty Hunters
posted by scubacuda on Tuesday December 16, @11:11PM
from the boba-fett dept.
News /. links to this Dayton Daily News article on the FTC studying the feasibility of using bounty hunters to track down spammers. While I love the idea, to others, such as Information Technology Association of America's Mark Uncapher and FTC staff atty Brian Huseman, locating spammers would be difficult without some sort of law enforcement or subpoena power. Other optimists in my camp: Larry Lessig, John Palfrey, Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., and Sen. Jon Corzine, D-N.J..

If this passes, what clever tools do you think bounty hunters will develop? And do you think this would motivate spammers to rat on each other?

Bush Signs CAN-SPAM Act | Everybody Wants to Rule the Web  >


GrepLaw Login


[ Create a new account ]

Related Links
  • Slashdot
  • /.
  • this Dayton Daily News article
  • I love the idea
  • Information Technology Association of America
  • Larry Lessig
  • John Palfrey
  • Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif.,
  • Sen. Jon Corzine, D-N.J.
  • More on News
  • Also by scubacuda
  • This discussion has been archived. No new comments can be posted.
    FTC to Consider Using Bounty Hunters | Login/Create an Account | Top | Search Discussion
    The Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not responsible for them in any way.

    Humanity has the stars in its future, and that future is too important to be lost under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition. - Isaac Asimov

    [ home | contribute story | older articles | past polls | faq | authors | preferences ]