New FEDERAL Anti-Spam Law in Effect January 1, 2004 in the United States
Via Ivan Hoffman’s mailing list
– see http://www.ivanhoffman.com/mail.html to subscribe –
which I highly recommend,
we are alerted to the fact that the Can-Spam Act has been signed into law by US President Bush.
As written at the President’s official government site:
“On December 16, 2003, President Bush signed into law the Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act of 2003 (CAN-SPAM Act), which establishes a framework of administrative, civil, and criminal tools to help America’s consumers, businesses, and families combat unsolicited commercial e-mail, known as spam.”
The basic point of this law is that spammers who continue with their spamming practices after January 1, 2004, will ultimately wind up in jail.
Ivan Hoffman refers us to his discussion of this new Federal “CanSpam Law” at
This is a very important development since it will quickly begin the kind of legal enforcement against spam and spammers which has become absolutely necessary due to the abuse of the mail privilege by that ever-present unteachable minority of humanity which understands nothing other than the brute force of law.