June 24, 2002 - News Articles
The Wall Street Journal Online (By Stacy Forster)
Is unsolicited commercial e-mail, or spam, illegal?
There is no federal law against spam. Several states, including Washington and California, have strict laws prohibiting certain junk e-mail, and some individuals have won damages under anti-spam laws. Also, big Internet service providers, such as America Online, have sued to stop bulk e-mailers from sending spam through their networks, claiming the spammers are violating the terms of service by essentially stealing the Internet provider’s resources.Read More