[Mailman-Developers] Legal trouble in Germany
philb at philb.us
Sat Dec 7 06:21:07 2002
On Friday 06 December 2002 12:10 pm, Matthew Davis wrote:
> * Michael Kallas (email@example.com) wrote:
> > This has been considered illegal by the Landgericht Berlin:
> > > Mailing list subscription confirmation notice for mailing list
> > > Mailman-Users
> > >
> > > We have received a request from [IP address] for subscription of yo=
> > > email address, "firstname.lastname@example.org", to the
> > > email@example.com mailing list.
> > [...]
> > This court decided (search Google for "16 O 515/02") that it is
> > considered to be "unwanted advertisement" (UCE, SPAM) if a businessma=
> > gets a mail in which he is asked whether he wants to be subscribed to=
> > newsletter. It would be the task of the newsletter administrator to p=
> > that the other person really _wanted_ to subscribe.
> > Similar rights could be used for private persons, so this affects ind=
> > all mailing lists / newsletters.
> So turn off the confirmation so you assume if the user clicks the
> subscribe, they _want_ to be subscribed.
So, how do you then prove that it was them and not someone else?
"Suppose you were an idiot . . . . And suppose you were a member of Congress .
. . . but I repeat myself."...Mark Twain
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