Experts push for trans-national anti-spam laws

— 10:31 AM on July 7, 2004 has a report on a U.N. conference among a number of international regulators engaged in anti-spam enforcement. The U.N. has not often been effective at quelling creeping international menaces, but they do seem to have the right reach for the scope of the spam problem. Some of the officals sounded an optimistic note:

"If we achieve full international cooperation among governments and software companies, this plague, which affects so many of us in our everyday life, will be defeated in short order," said Robert Horton, Australia's top regulator.

He said that software makers and regulators have the means to bring spam under control within two years.

Could spam prompt historic unified action amongst world governments? If so, its effectiveness will never again be questioned.
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