Timothy Muris, Federal Trade Commission Chairman: “If such a list were established, I’d advise customers not to waste their time and effort… Most spam is already so clearly illegitimate that the senders are no more likely to comply with new regulations than with the laws they now ignore.”
If the penalty for not complying to the list is bad enough and the people in charge of enforcing the regulation actually enforce it, I don’t see how we can’t make some progress.
Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y.: “The FTC chairman says nothing will work, but Americans know something has to be done… A do-not-spam list isn’t going to solve all the problems with spam, but it’s the most broad-based and aggressive approach we know.”
There ya go! It’s better than just saying “fuck it”.