Lumber Cartel: n.

A mythical conspiracy accused by spam-spewers of funding anti-spam activism in order to force the direct-mail promotions industry back onto paper. Hackers, predictably, responded by forming a “Lumber Cartel” spoofing this paranoid theory; the web page is Members often include the tag TINLC (“There Is No Lumber Cartel”) in their postings; see TINC, backbone cabal and NANA for explanation.