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Re: [BKARTS] NO MORE FREE E-MAIL



hoax

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From: Book_Arts-L [mailto:BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of
angela harkavy
Sent: Tuesday, April 06, 2004 10:11 AM
To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: NO MORE FREE E-MAIL


Hi all,
My friend at the Library of Congress says that:

...as to this message, WHAT is Federal Bill 602P???=20

That is not the numbering system of the U.S. Congress.  What is it???

Sue Fletcher

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  From: Edward Stansell<mailto:CraftBook@xxxxxxx>=20
  To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>=20
  Sent: Tuesday, March 16, 2004 11:01 AM
  Subject: NO MORE FREE E-MAIL


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  For those of us who send e-mail regularly.  I thought perhaps this =
should get
  some publicity.

  Subject: Federal Bill 602P-Mail Charge

  Guess the warnings were true.  ! Federal Bill 602P charges 5-cents per
  E-mail sent. It figures!  No more free E-mail!  We knew this was =
coming!!
  Bill 602P will permit the Federal Government to charge a  5-cent =
charge
  on every delivered E-mail.

  Please read the following carefully if you intend to stay online and
  continue using E-mail.  The last few months have revealed an alarming
  trend in the Government of the United States attempting to quietly =
push
  through legislation that will affect our use of the Internet.

  Under proposed legislation, the US Postal Service will be attempting
  to  bill E-mail users out of "alternative postage fees."

  Bill 602P will permit the Federal Government to charge a 5-cent
  surcharge on every e-mail delivered, by billing Internet Service
  Providers at source.  The consumer would then be billed in turn by the
  ISP. Washington, DC lawyer Richard Stepp is working without pay to
  prevent this legislation from becoming law.

  The US Postal Service is claiming lost revenue, due to the =
proliferation
  of E-mail, is costing nearly $230,000,000 in revenue per year. You may
  have noticed their recent ad campaign: "There is nothing like a
  letter."

  Since the average person received about 10 pieces of E-mail per day in
  1998, the cost of the typical individual would be an additional 50
  cents a day -- or over $180 per year -- above and beyond their regular
  Internet costs.

  Note that this would be money paid directly to the US Postal Service
  for a service they do not even provide.

  The whole point of the Internet is democracy and noninterference. You
  are already paying an exorbitant price for snail mail because of
  bureaucratic inefficiency.  It currently takes up to 6 days for a
  letter to be delivered from coast to coast. If the US Postal Service =
is
  allowed to tinker with E-mail, it will mark the end of the "free" =
Internet in
  the United States.

  Congressional representative, Tony Schnell (R) has even suggested a
  "$20-$40 per month surcharge on all Internet service" above and beyond
  the governments proposed E-mail charges.  Note that most of  the major
  newspapers have ignored the story the only exception being the
  Washingtonian which called the idea of E-mail surcharge "a useful
  concept who's time has come" (March 6th, 1999 Editorial).  Do not sit
  by  and watch your freedom erode away!

  Send this E-mail to EVERYONE on your list, and tell all your friends =
and
  relatives to write their congressional representative and say "NO" to
  Bill 602P.

  It will only take a few moments of your time and could very well be
  instrumental in killing a bill we do not want.

  PLEASE FORWARD

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