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From: (The honourable Vyshinsky)
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Date: Mon, 29 Jul 1996 02:49:27 UTC
Subject: Fighting back with assault spam
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<4tgg6s$> writes:

> Monthly Posting
>                       FAQ: Internet Users Strike Back at Censors
> When people started posting ideas he didn't like, Michael Scheidell
> began deleting posts to the anarchistic world bulletin board USENET
> from his company's Internet presence.  Under the justification that
> the messages were unwanted "spam," or posts sent to too many
> newsgroups, Scheidell deleted almost half of a debate before someone
> noticed.
> However, the someone who noticed told others, who investigated and
> uncovered the bizarre Web of his own that Scheidell was weaving on the
> Internet -- a paranoid conspiracy to strengthen the viability of
> USENET as a commercial medium so that he could sell computer
> equipment, software, consulting, and Bible study guides through the
> 'Net.

This malicious capitalism can be fought by flooding the capitalist
newsgroups like biz.* as an attempt to fight abuse with their own
tools.  If they refuse to give up their censorious capitalism,
the socialist anti-capitalist spam-pain will reduce the commercial
viability of free enterprise on the internet, which is fair,
considering what they are doing to destroy anti-capitalism on

> Other posters helped collaborate in the research and eventual Web site
> to publicize the event.  After some deliberation, they decided to call
> for a "boycott of Scheidell and his company, Florida Datamation,
> Inc.".  When asked why, one poster said, "Well, he was deleting posts
> so that they wouldn't interfere with the 'serious business' of USENET
> -- Scheidell's serious business!  We got in the way of his dream of a
> virtual salescape."
> Florida Datamation, Inc., based in Boca Raton, FL, sells computer
> hardware such as 486 and Pentium machines as well as software,
> including the top-selling THEOS and QNX operating systems.  Scheidell,
> previously a consultant, started the business in 1981 after other
> business ventures ended prematurely.
> Although Scheidell denied all claims against him, three Internet users
> aided the investigation by using World Wide Web search tools to
> discover deleted messages in the public archives of USENET.  The
> archives, kept by Digital Research corporation, revealed that messages
> were deleting for being posted to as few as two groups and often
> without announcement.
> Coming in the space of indecision after the courts have refused to
> enforce the controversial Communications Decency Act, this boycott
> could author the prototype for future response against abusers of the
> Internet.  "I wouldn't be surprised if this motivates some people to
> boycott their taxes," said one of the Internet researchers.
> Take a look at what others have discovered and read what the
> victimized posters have to say in "Striking Back at Censorship" at
> .
> Copyright 1996 mH productions

Ha!  Down with capitalism, down with copyrights!  Down with the
capitalist oppressers Microsoft, Inc.!

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