Thursday, October 13, 2005


An article in the October 12, 2005 Boston Globe, Spammers must shut websites, judge says, got us rolling on the topic of spam. We've added a number of great sources to Law About Spam and Junk Mail. First is the decision referenced in the Globe article, Commonwealth v. Kuvayev, from Suffolk Superior Court. CAN-SPAM Act of 2003, P.L. 108-187 is the federal law "to regulate interstate commerce by imposing limitations and penalties on the transmission of unsolicited commercial electronic mail via the Internet." The FTC's site, Spam, does a good job of explaining the issues. Divided into several sections, this site holds a deceptively large amount of information. For Consumers includes current spam alerts and tips on avoiding spam. For Business covers securing a server and how to send commercial email legally. Reports contains links to several substantive reports to Congress, including. Finally, Rules and Acts includes not just the law itself, but also definitions, implementation, and reporting requirements under the CAN-SPAM Act.