Fried Spam

I hope and pray legislation like this really works.

Spam Gets Canned

New FTC rule requiring pornographic e-mail to be labeled takes effect.
Paul Roberts, IDG News Service
Wednesday, May 19, 2004

“U.S. e-mail users who have resigned themselves to being shocked by eye-popping pornographic
messages in their inboxes can expect some relief, as federal legislation governing
sexually explicit unsolicited commercial e-mail takes effect.”

Crackdown Urged

Federal CAN-SPAM law needs aggressive enforcement, senator tells agencies after
progress report.
Grant Gross, IDG News Service
Thursday, May 20, 2004

“WASHINGTON, D.C. — The federal government should enforce its new antispam law more
strenuously, says a Senate committee leader, noting that the volume of spam has
risen, not dropped, since the law took effect in January.”

plans spammer smackdown

Last modified: May 20, 2004, 3:55 PM PDT
By Declan McCullagh
Staff Writer, CNET

” It’s been nearly six months since President Bush signed the first federal spam law
with criminal sanctions–and not one bulk e-mailer has been criminally charged under
it so far.”