This could spell disaster, and, to avert it, I have a simple proposal to stop the spam problem in its tracks. Bill Gates can go back to more profitable pursuits, Congress can return to debasing our currency and our future, and the record labels — well, I’m taking a page from their book, but they can’t charge me, because it’s “fair use.”
Let’s face it, the feds are too busy scratching their heads about terrorism to try stopping spam. The FBI will not even look at an embezzlement or wire fraud case — unless it’s political — that’s under $500,000. Identity theft? Forget it. It’s your problem. Pornography? There hasn’t been a federal prosecution of an adult obscenity case since Janet Reno took over Justice in 1993. Crime pays, and we’re the victims.
In the memorable words of Pat Buchanan, it’s so bad that some of us just want to throw up our hands — or (when we see our inbox), just throw up.
Ah, intellectual property. Private, intellectual property.
Go for it.