I just read an article that states the Federal Trade Commision is currently involved in a 9 month evaluation of a system that allows for “bounty hunters” to track down spammers and receive 20% of the fines they have to pay if a conviction is achieved.
This to me sounds like the best way to get kill all spam. Its a hard process to track a spammer down but no one has ever been motivated enough, IMO. What do you get out of it? Nothing. The authorities who you report the spammer to (even with all the homework you did tracking them down) doesnt even get you a “we got the guy, thanks for your help”, it gets you a “We will investigate” and than you never hear back again. The same goes for hackers. You will never hear back from an ISP, or Law Enforcement on what they did with the info you suplied.
I feel as if all ruleing orginizations in this country have completly abondoned the people they serve and are all about serving themselvs now.
Im jaded and cynical, but I got that way for a reason.