House Passes Federal Anti-Spam Bill

November 24, 2003

 

House Passes Federal Anti-Spam Bill: "Tauzin said the bill makes it a criminal offense, subject to a maximum five-year prison sentence, to send fraudulent e-mail using such standard spam tactics as false headers and misleading subject lines. The bill calls for statutory damages of $2 million for violations, tripled to $6 million for intentional violations and unlimited damages for fraud and abuse.
Tauzin also said the legislation gives the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) the authority to establish a Do-Not-Spam registry based on the FTC's popular Do-Not-Call database for unwanted and unsolicited telemarketing telephone calls. "

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