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Tuesday, July 19, 2005

AOL and Free Speech

Please read the AOL policy statement below.

This means that AOL will have the right to declare anything it wants as spam and will lead eventually to the elimination of all internet correspondence by all servers when the material is objectionable to any provider. Those who save addresses to pass along information to their friends and other contacts will no longer be able to do so, if AOL has their way. No use saving addresses, if your E-mail won't be delivered.

Free speech on the internet is in grave danger. Not for free offers, though!!!!!!!!!!! Doesn't do any good to block them out, either. They keep on coming.

Individuals who have an investment in their computers and pay a subscriber's fee, will have no say in the matter. "Domain" law doesn't include computer owners. The competition is for Big Business only, as usual. The consumer and those of us who make no money out of what we write for the internet, and only want to get the truth out, will have no way of communicating with our friends, their friends and other contacts.

Of course, the spam buildup propaganda campaign that caused people to over react, continues to promote the sale of extras and generate fear of viruses. The delete button isn't enough. Those who want only to preach to their own choirs and eliminate all other ideas, have teamed up with the government and Big Business to destroy free speech in the electronic age.

Sam Nettles -"Real Texas Freedom" or

AOL Unsolicited Bulk E-mail Policy
America Online, Inc. ("AOL") does not authorize the use of its proprietary computers and computer network (the AOL Network") to accept, transmit or distribute unsolicited bulk e-mail sent from the Internet to AOL members. In addition, Internet e-mail sent, or caused to be sent, to or through the AOL Network that makes use of or contains invalid or forged headers, invalid or non-existent domain names or other means of deceptive addressing will be deemed to be counterfeit. Any attempt to send or cause such counterfeit e-mail to be sent to or through the AOL Network is unauthorized. Similarly, e-mail that is relayed from any third party's mail servers without the permission of that third party, or which employs similar techniques to hide or obscure the source of the e-mail, is also an unauthorized use of the AOL Network. AOL does not authorize anyone to send e-mail or cause e-mail to be sent to the AOL Network that violates AOL's Terms of Service. AOL does not authorize the harvesting or collection of screen names from the AOL service for the purpose of sending unsolicited e-mail. AOL reserves the right to take all legal and technical steps available to prevent unsolicited bulk e-mail or other unauthorized e-mail from entering, utilizing or remaining within the AOL Network. Nothing in this policy is intended to grant any right to transmit or send e-mail to, or through, the AOL Network. AOL's failure to enforce this policy in every instance in which it might have application does not amount to a waiver of AOL's rights.
Unauthorized use of the AOL Network in connection with the transmission of unsolicited bulk e-mail, including the transmission of counterfeit e-mail, may result in civil and criminal penalties against the sender, including those provided by the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (18 U.S.C. 1030 et seq.) and the Virginia Computer Crimes Act (Va.Code Ann. 18.2-152.2 et seq.) (amended effective July 1, 2003). Civil and criminal penalties may also apply to e-mail transmitted to the AOL Network in violation of the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003.
Subject: AOL
Time Warner Inc.
One Time Warner Center
New York, NY10019-8016

Sam Nettles -"Real Texas Freedom" or


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