On 21 Feb 2004, at 22:04, Juhana Sadeharju wrote:
> >From: "Branko Collin" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> >On 21 Feb 2004, at 18:57, Juhana Sadeharju wrote:
> >
> >> Hello. I'm getting spam like this. Many times per day.
> >> Sven and Austin, say what, somebody is using your names;
> >> why don't you go and file these cases to police?
> >> In otherhand if you agree with the spammer by doing
> >> nothing, then you're part of the spamming.
> >
> >What is the crime?
> You don't know?


> There could be many. Using somebody else's name and address is one,
> that is up to Sven and others to decide what they do about it.

No, it's up to the law makers of the country that Sven and other live 
in to decide what is illegal and what not.

> Sending a virus is illegal too, right?

Same answer. 

> And if I would want to do something, I would file a case against
> the persons whos names appear in the mails. But pretty quickly
> I would learn the addresses were maybe faked. I don't have to
> understand these technical issues for filing a case.

And then Sven and others could explain in a court of law, if it comes 
to that, that their name in a From field does not necessarily mean 
they sent the message. And if their country has laws against 
defamation, they might try and use those to fight the virus writers. 
However, defamation laws I know are almost always part of civil law; 
you would have to track down the virus writers yourself, which is not 
necessarily easy.

Your sentiment is right, but I am afraid that cold reality is, that 
if you try and get a case against the virus writers, you will be 
laughed out of the police station.

branko collin
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