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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2000
    Two UCEs I received yesterday. Apparently, the lawyer advising the sender of the second holds a JD granted by the first:

    From: Dr.(YourName)

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    Bachelors, masters, MBA, and doctorate (PhD)
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    No one is turned down.

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    CALL NOW to receive your diploma
    within days!!!

    1 - 2 1 4 - 8 5 3 - XXXX

    Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including
    Sundays and holidays.
    From: InterWires
    This message is sent in compliance of the new e-mail bill H.R.3113
    Unsolicited Commercial Electronic Mail Act of 2000 (sent to Senate):
    SECTION 5. Per Section 5, Paragraph (a)(1-3) of H.R.3113.
    Further transmissions to you by the sender of this email may be stopped at no cost to you by sending a reply to this email address with the word "remove" in the subject line.

    Re: Website Facelift


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    Released through InterWires release service

    Under Bill H.R.3113 passed by the 106th US Congress this letter cannot be considered spam as long as the sender includes contact information and a method of removal

    Postspamum by the Honorable Dr. tfc, BA, MA, PhD, Esq: As a widely admired member of the noveau riche, I extend my sincere gratitude (formerly known as "thanks") to the prestigous, non-accredited Institution of Higher Earning, without whom I could have considered the InterWires e-mail as "spam" (formerly known as "spam").

    PPS: Anyone up for some shepardizing (just for fun)?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    80,000 feet under the sur

    Thumbs down

    I get both of those in my Hotmail (spam) box every two or three days. At least the 'Block Sender' option is slowing 'em down....

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Washington, USA


    I rarely get spam at my isp account.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2000
    HR 3113 might be viewed (in fact is certainly so seen by the House, with but a single "nay") as a step in the right direction against spam, but I have misgivings about some of the language contained within it--and about the sort of junk we may be further subject to should it become law (not unlike the feeble attempt by the above to legitimize their unwanted mailings).

  5. #5


    I completely agree with you tfc. Your post sounds similar to one of my 'the legal system does not understand the Internet or technology' rants I have scattered across message boards for the past few years.
    Out of curiousity, do you hold a JD?

  6. #6
    Do they offer diplomas in Web Hosting ? ;-)
    Carlos Rego
    OnApp CVO

    The Cloud Engine

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2000
    Probably not, but for $20 extra they could probably make you one anyway.
    Justin K.
    "Error: Keyboard not found. Press any key to continue."

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2000
    Hi austinsysop

    As a matter of fact, assuming you're from or in Austin, TX, I went to law school in your neck of the woods: St Mary's in San Antonio, a non-prestigious, discredited school, but blessed with a lovely Globe Theater-like library, where I took many a nap. (ok, ok, St. Mary's folks...just kidding....I is one of yousalls...take a deep breath and go sue for your JD2B dot com or something.)

    I haven't (mal)practiced in years, and certainly can't speak with any degree of authority on technology and the law, but I can appreciate your position. I recall seeing a post by you on the Napster case and was reminded of one part of the Court's opinion in Sony v Universal to which you allude--a "suggestion" that Congress will look with brighter eyes at current technology. That was some 15 years ago, and I'm not sure that's come about. And, ironically, Sony (Music) is a party to the action against Napster.

    Carlos: I understand that they will indeed begin offering Web-Ed next semester (i.e., tomorrow); however, to qualify for a degree, you must take at least 15 minutes of upper-division courses, so that's something to consider before taking the proverbial plunge.

  9. #9


    lol, Were you also Aldavized ? I too (mistakenly) have a JD from stmu and have the loans to show it. Ha, it does have a nice library.

    You are the first stmu law grad I have run into on the net. It wasn't much of a tech environment. I am curious if we were classmates, mind if we take this to e-mail?

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Sep 2000
    austinsysop: well, I'll be damned.... Don't think we were there at the same time, though...Sounds like you suffered after me...speaking of which: Does Fco in K clang a bell? Anyway, yep, let me know by e-mail. Look forward to hearing from you.

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