My weekly Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, BBC Version, webpage version) examines America Online and Yahoo!’ s recent announcement of a new fee-based system for commercial email. I argue that certified email will do little to address spam and may not attract a large client base. Rather, its more significant impact lies in the fact that it is yet another step toward the two-tiered Internet that will ultimately shift new costs to consumers.
Archive for February 12th, 2006
Appeared in the Toronto Star on February 13, 2006 as Two-Tiered Email To Hurt ConsumersAppeared on the BBC on February 13, 2006 as Email Changes Spark Two-Tier Fears America Online and Yahoo!’ s recent announcement of a new fee-based system for commercial email has generated enormous discussion within the Internet […]