From: (Bob Reptile)
Subject: AOL NETCOP Tries to censor criticism
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 1995 11:38:55 LOCAL
Organization: Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary

The following threatening email was receive from in response to my revelation that the federal government, in concert with America Online recently undertook to intercept private email. The interception of email is in response to the activities by a large contingent of child-molesters that are attracted to AOL because of the lack of accountability made available by AOL.

Evidently Mr. Hirsh is not aware of this ongoing surveillance, or he is, and he wishes to silence those who bring it to the attention of the public. In an effort to accomplish this, he sent email to my postmaster stating that I made libelous statements regarding America Online.

I will say again, AOL WILL READ YOUR PRIVATE MAIL. If you think that just because you are not a child molester your mail won't be read. You're a fool.

Mr. Hirsh, I hope you get a lot of mail in response to your netcopping activities.


Date: Fri, 17 Mar 1995 09:44:40 -0500
Subject: Libelous postings?

Hello "Bob" --

Mark's point in his response to your earlier post is valid: publishing such things to Usenet is not unlike publishing in your local newspaper. Your claim is untrue, and I strongly suspect you knew it was untrue when you posted (and were just trying to be flip).

While this sort of banter may be perfectly acceptable in the group, it is certainly inappropriate, and probably libelous, in just about any other newsgroup.

Please use some discretion and common sense in your postings.


Bob Hirsh

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