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    Having to pay to send e-mail?

    Found this on another board....







    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.

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    pay

    we'll soon have to pay to take a dump! geez whats next?

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    Yeah. Ive heard about this three years ago. Not like people send letters to friends just saying "HI" or whats up. 10 emails a day is not the same as getting 10 letters a day. They should hit up fax machines as well.
    The bill might pass but I doubt it will last long once people find out it passed.

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    It's a hoax.......... but I wouldn't put it past our gov. to pull some **** like this.

    http://www.house.gov/markgreen/602p.htm
    http://www.urbanlegends.com/ulz/emailtax.html
    http://www.f-secure.com/hoaxes/bill602p.shtml

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    Heads will roll!!! I run an on-line business where I send many reply e-mails a day to customers answering questions and whatnot. This is unacceptable, f*ckin postal nazis.

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    Imagine if this was true or did happen how this would hurt major corporations that use email to conduct business or communicate outside of their company. There's no way they could afford to pay that and stay in business.

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    super old hoax people

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcstomper
    super old hoax people
    Indeed... if you have to see for yourself... try looking up Bill 602P. You wont find one

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