[discuss] Another couple of items

Roland Perry roland at internetpolicyagency.com
Tue Jan 14 16:23:02 UTC 2014

In message <52D55E15.7010404 at acm.org>, at 10:56:05 on Tue, 14 Jan 2014, 
Avri Doria <avri at acm.org> writes
>> I don't think we have the time or energy to re-run the entire debate
>> about what might or might not be a good way to reduce Spam, but that is
>> widely understood not to be a solution.
>To be clear, i wasn't actually trying to solve the problem in this 
>space, or even suggesting it was an item this group should discuss.

I agree, this is not the place to discuss solutions, but we should be 
aware of it as an issue on the table which has significant governance 

> I was more just using it as a example of an physical world issue that 
>is transformed by the Internet and affected by the way in which it has 
>been instantiated in the Internet, from both a protocol and policy 

And we should do the same for any other physical world issues which have 
been enormously magnified by the "force of the Internet". Such as 
stalking - which no longer requires people to lurk in the rain outside 
their victim's house, and stick creepy notes under their windshield 
wiper; they can do a hundred times more effective information gathering 
and attacking, online from the comfort of their sofa.
Roland Perry

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