"The Commerce Subcommittee on Telecommunications, Trade and
Consumer Protection last week approved the Unsolicited Electronic
Mail Act of 1999 [H.R. 3113]. Dubbed the "Can Spam Act," the law
aims to end the problem of unsolicited commercial e-mail. The
bipartisan bill (sponsored by Representatives Heather Wilson
(R-NM), Gary Miller (R-CA), and Gene Green (D-TX)) was introduced
to the House in October 1999."
"The Act is in addition to and not in lieu of any other
provisions of States' law relating to the transmission of e-mail
messages. So ISPs will want to be familiar with the statutes
already on the books in California, Connecticut, Nevada, Virginia,
and Washington. With 11 other states working on anti-spam laws, it
pays to know your state legislators."
"Should the federal bill become law, it would require an
accurate return address on UCE and make it illegal to continue
spamming someone after the individual requests to be removed from a
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