FC: Australia update: Spam lawsuit and "e-security" threats

From: Declan McCullagh (declanat_private)
Date: Tue Jun 04 2002 - 19:06:23 PDT

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    Date: Wed, 29 May 2002 20:17:35 -0700 (PDT)
    From: Charles Oriez <coriezat_private>
    Reply-To: coriezat_private
    Subject: Aussie spammer sues over SPEWS listing
    To: declanat_private
    Irony is that the person he's suing has nothing to do with SPEWS.
    SPEWS receives spam at its spamtrap addresses, sends complaints,
    lists when complaints arent acted on.  No one has the ability,
    supposedly, to make nominations, and SPEWS does not accept email.
    They research before listing, and link to pages of spam victims who
    post evidence against the spammers to augment their own evidence.
    Discussion is happening on both NANAE and SPAM-L
    SPEWS listing:
    Page they think caused the SPEWS listing:
    Mirrors, just in case:
    "Jomac" <jomacat_private>
    cartooney for the plaintiff:
    IPAs to block for anyone not using SPEWS:
    1,, t3direct.com.au
    1,, mail.t3direct.com.au
    1,, t3direct.com.au
    1,, www.t3direct.com.au
    1,, t3direct.com.au
    1,, titan.t3direct.com.au
    1,, t3direct.com.au
    Upstream of spammer is swiftel.com.au
    Statement of T3 on their web page at
    http://www.t3direct.com.au/privacy.asp admitting that they spam:
    "Collection of Marketing Information from the WWW
    We collect eMail contact addresses from various publicly available
    sources and other marketing promotions. We understand you may wish
    NOT to receive information from us by eMail. To be removed from our
    lists simply write to adminat_private with "REMOVE" in the
    subject line. We maintain a "Opt Out" List and we will add your
    request to that list."
    So they add email addresses without permission.  They're going to
    have a hard time claiming now that they don't.
    Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 17:55:20 +1000
    From: Glenn Barry <gbarryat_private>
    Organization: McCallum Consultants
    To: Neil Schwartzman <neilat_private>, declanat_private
    Subject: Re: LEGAL: T3 Direct Spammers Sues Anti Spammer
    Neil Schwartzman wrote:
     > You should send this to Declan McCullah at declanat_private; he'll
     > print it on politech, for sure, and maybe cover it for wired. this is
     > quite serious ...
    Court Documents now up.
    Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 16:31:48 +1000
    From: Nathan Cochrane <ncochraneat_private>
    Reply-To: ncochraneat_private
    Organization: The Age newspaper
    To: Declan McCullagh <declanat_private>
    Subject: APEC should act on e-security threats Australia urges
    Hi Declan
    How coincidental given the JEC's report today:
    APEC Action on E-security
    The Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, 
    Senator Richard Alston, today called for urgent collaboration among 
    Asia-Pacific economies to deal with e-security threats. He was leading 
    debate at the APEC Telecommunications and Information Ministers meeting in 
    Shanghai, China where e-security has been identified by APEC members as 
    amongst the top priorities facing APEC economies.
    Nathan Cochrane
    Deputy IT Editor
    The Age and Sydney Morning Herald
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