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2001-03-27 21:42:25+00 by TC 4 comments

New SPAM LAW introduced as a bill. let's hope it passes.
(ii) $500 for each such violation, not to exceed a total of $50,000.

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#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:31:24+00 by: Dan Lyke

This seems much more sweeping than the Washington anti-spam law, but in being more sweeping also condones certain sorts of commercial messages and treads dangerously close to some constitutional issues. Well worth a read through.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:31:24+00 by: Dan Lyke

There's also a California anti-spam law. (Can you tell Dan's testing the Flutterby comment system?)

#Comment made: 2001-03-28 00:13:36+00 by: Dan Lyke [edit history]

The site Todd pointed to above, Spam Laws, has laws for various jurisdictions. The Colorado Spam Law provides that:

"the prevailing party other than the originator of the unsolicited commercial electronic mail message is also entitled to recover as part of the judgment a civil penalty in the amount of ten dollars for each unsolicited commercial electronic mail message transmitted in violation of this article."

Makes me wish one could verify that a spammer actually used one of those "6 million email addresses" CDs that I get so much spam about...

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:31:24+00 by: stillonemoredantest

Sorry, Dan still testing