[internetworkers] Intellectual Rights Kills Anti-Spam Measure

Alan MacHett machett at ibiblio.org
Mon Sep 27 16:03:56 EDT 2004

> Anti-Spam Effort Killed Amid Patent Row
> By ANICK JESDANUN, AP Internet Writer
> NEW YORK - A row over intellectual property claims from Microsoft Corp.
> has dealt a fatal blow to an ambitious effort by Internet engineers to
> create a technical standard for curbing junk e-mail.
> The failure to reach consensus on the Microsoft-championed proposal
> known as Sender ID throws back to the free market a process many
> consider urgent in view of the unabating onslaught of spam.

Sender ID?  Is that the same as challenge-response?  I forget what the
general consensus was on INW about this measure; I'm sure Champeon would
have a thing or two to say, were he present.

Too bad.  We might be able to fix the Internet if everyone weren't so busy
trying to own it.


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