stripyd writes "The Guardian has an article
about the ineffectiveness of British anti-spam regulations. Asside from the limited penalties,
the Office of the Information Commissioner have yet to actually hand out a fine. From personal
experience, the OIC aren't good at answering email on queries regarding the law, their web site, or suggestions that the current procedure of tracking down, printing out and mailing off (with a stamp!) a five-page pdf form to report miscreants be streamlined. The form itself is good for a few yuks, until you remember your taxes are paying for it to be outsourced to private sector hosting."
The reason that every major university maintains a department of
mathematics is that it's cheaper than institutionalizing all those people.