These days I work on the update of the Internet Governance booklet. The last update was done back in 2005. I discovered one "policy paradox".... Since 2005, the volume of Spam has tripled, according to conservative estimates (2005: 30 billion messages per day; 2008: 100 billion messages per day). Although we, at Diplo, have a good anit-spam software I spend at least 20 minutes deleting spam messages (mainly from Russia these days). One would expect that Spam is discussed in global policy framework, at least, as much as it was back in 2005 at WSIS/WGIG. But it is not the case. On the contrary... At the IGF-Hyderabad, Spam is mentioned only in the title of one of workshops (out of 91 proposed workshops). The similar situation is in other global/regional frameworks. You can rarely find the article on Spam (unlike back in 2005). Any idea how we can explain this discrepancy between real relevance of the problem and its policy coverage? Just inertia..... power of media or ... conspiracy?