FC: Should journalists be peeved at email address harvesting?

From: Declan McCullagh (declanat_private)
Date: Tue Jun 04 2002 - 19:01:40 PDT

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    Date: Tue, 04 Jun 2002 10:15:44 -0400
    From: "Paul Levy" <PLEVYat_private>
    To: <declanat_private>
    Subject: At the risk of reopening the spam campaign debate
    I wonder what people think about this article, which raises both the question
    of Uri Nissan's right to run a business under his own name AND the email 
    campaign in which he is encouraging supporters to write to journalists to 
    urge them to cover the story, using an automated form on Uri Nissan's web 
    site.  The emails are harvested from media sites which, presumably, list 
    the addresses as a way to contact the journalists.
    Do our anti-spam crown consider this as objectionable?  Or, is the listing 
    of the email address on the media site an implicit invitation to send such 
    Paul Alan Levy
    Public Citizen Litigation Group
    1600 - 20th Street, N.W.
    Washington, D.C. 20009
    (202) 588-1000
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    Salon runs a story on the long-running battle over the
    Nissan.com domain.  The case pits Nissan the automaker
    against Uzi Nissan, the owner of a computer company based in
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