[Politech] What would Liz Figueroa's anti-Google bill really do? [priv]

From: Declan McCullagh (declan@private)
Date: Fri Apr 23 2004 - 06:31:14 PDT

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    State Sen. Liz Figueroa has finally introduced her anti-Google bill 
    designed to block Gmail:
    Excerpt from bill:
    >  The provider may review,
    > examine, or otherwise evaluate the content of incoming e-mail or
    > instant messages only from another subscriber to the same service and
    > only when that subscriber has consented to the procedure.
    >  (b) This section does not prevent a provider of e-mail or instant
    > messaging services to California customers from filtering unsolicited
    > e-mail for removing spam or for managing computer viruses or other
    > malicious programs.
    Figueroa's office admitted the bill would make it illegal for a 
    California company to offer a "family friendly" email service that 
    filtered dirty jokes into their own folder, for instance. It would also 
    prohibit reviewing incoming messages to make clickable hyperlinks out of 
    text phrases like "www.mccullagh.org." It might ban the practice of 
    discarding messages with attachments beyond a certain size limit.
    Is there anything I'm missing?
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