Spam, Email Fees & Free Markets

Slashdot has an interesting post on pay-per-email schemes and AOL's Goodmail service, which is designed (at least in part) to help decrease phishing attacks.

In related news, Peter Suber's SPARC Open Access Newsletter for March identifies three new Internet governance proposals that threaten to impede open access projects, as well as altering the democratic nature of the Internet.

The threats identified are the World Intellectual Property Organization's (WIPO) proposed Treaty on the Protection of Broadcasting Organizations, the two-tier Internet access proposal favored by Internet Service Providers (ISP), and the proposed two-tier email system suggested by Yahoo and AOL.

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