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Some organisations collect spam for the purposes of improving spam filters and the like.
These spam archives may be made freely available on the internet (see link 1 for one example).
They may then be subject to legal challenges by spammers, who may attempt to get the site shut down or claim
damages. The site in link 1 is an example of this (see link 2), albeit in only an ineffectual manner.
The problem is that the spammers presumably do actually own the copyright to their spam.
So it may only be a matter of time before a spammer may mount a serious legal challenge against an anti-spam organisation.
What is needed is for the spammer to renounce his rights to the reproduction of the spam.
Therefore I propose email addresses of the form
where disclaimer is something like:
and the like.
The Great Spam Archive
[Loris, Oct 05 2004]
Threat of legal action against the Great Spam Archive
actually vacuous, but may one day be a serious threat. [Loris, Oct 05 2004]
||If not then what do you think about the legalities of click-through agreements, jutta?
||If a spammer stood still long enough to file a lawsuit, they would be hit with so many in return you wouldn't hear from them again.