September 24, 2003

California Spam Bill


A new law in California will be in effect starting January 1st, 2004. According to the new law, it becomes illegal to send Californians unsolicited email. Doing so exposes the offender to the possibility of being sued for anywhere between $1000 to $1 million dollars.

Now, I think it's very unlikely that individuals will start sueing spammers, but ISPs will most likely do so. I'm not sure how the law is written, but I hope it holds responsible not only the actual spammer, but also the company the spam email is advertising for. With such a provision, companies would not want to bear the possible financial burdens.

Posted by ovidiu at September 24, 2003 08:35 AM |
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