A month ago, AOL announced that it would hire the firm Goodmail to extract money from organisations and companies in order to ensure the delivery of “certified safe” emails into AOL customer inboxes.
According to the New York Times, the development is “a major change in the economics of the Internet”.
Bennett Haseldon has now produced a good piece on the development, which has been posted on Slashdot.
He argues that “the market” will not serve to correct imbalances in the new system and, more importantly, that the Goodmail system does not respect the fundamental your right to receive email from whomever you want, not only from people who have paid Goodmail (or anyone else) a fee. Interesting reading.
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