Cindy Cohn, an attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which submitted a brief on behalf of Hamidi, said the case threatens Internet communications of all types.
"If the court upholds the ruling, I think in some way we have broken the Internet," she said. "It will create an Internet in which your attempt to communicate with people is dependent on their consent."
Duh! If it's not consensual email, IT'S SPAM!
This is why I refuse to support the EFF. Until they realize that spam is destroying the usefulness of email far more than their bogeymen ever hope to, and stop opposing effective measures to stop it, they wont' see a dime of my money.