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
The Slippery Slope of Two Tier Email
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 […]