CAN-SPAM


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CAN-SPAM

(Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography And Marketing Act of 2003) A U.S. statute effective January 1, 2004 that allows spammers to be fined up to USD $6 million. It defines how legitimate marketers must create their email ads in order not to be considered spam. The message header must have a truthful subject line and a valid return address. The message must clearly state that it is an advertisement and have a simple way to opt out (cancel future ads from this source). If the user opts out, the advertiser must no longer send to that address after 10 days. See spam.
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The CAN-SPAM Act received some recent support in the courts in different areas.
The new rule provisions of the CAN-SPAM Act include changes to the unsubscribe requirements, clarification to the definition of "sender" and the permission to use a valid post office box address to fulfill the CAN-SPAM Act's requirement for a physical address to be displayed in the email.
The prohibition against using automated means such as scripts to generate commercial email to random recipients, which is an aggravated violation of the CAN-SPAM Act entitling MySpace to treble damages.
Further, the mere inclusion of the commercial name of an entity or a link to a Web site of a commercial entity does not alone subject a message to the CAN-SPAM Act as long as the primary purpose of the message is something other than commercial advertisement or promotion of a commercial product or service.
The law was criticized by many anti-spam organizations, notably SpamHaus in the UK, which calls the law "YOU-CAN-SPAM", privacy advocates including the ePrivacy Group, and state legislators whose laws will be scrapped by CAN-SPAM.
Tauzin's statement suggests the compromise deal is the same as CAN-SPAM in many major respects.
com, the world's leading lifestyle portal, announced today that it filed suit against Scott Richter, for violations of state and federal laws including the CAN-SPAM Act and California's anti-spam statute.
As part of the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003, signed into law last December, Congress instructed the United States Sentencing Commission (USSC) to review and, if necessary, amend sentencing guidelines proposed in the legislation for violations of the act.
The American Association of Advertising Agencies, the Association of National Advertisers, and the Direct Marketing Association support the Senate's CAN-SPAM Act and the House's Reduction in Distribution of Spam Act.
Image Spam Tops 2006 Charts, Causing Junk Email Rates to Soar; CAN-SPAM Compliance Consistently Falls Below 1 Percent During Law's Third Year
Despite the upcoming three-year anniversary of the federal CAN-SPAM act, Barracuda Networks, Inc.
com company, has joined a growing list of LashBack, LLC CAN-SPAM Compliance Monitor clients.