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Controlling the Assualt of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act (CAN-SPAM)

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CAN-SPAM is a U.S. federal law that regulates unsolicited commercial email messages.

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Overview

Controlling the Assualt of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act (CAN-SPAM)[1] is a federal law regulates unsolicited commercial email messages (aka spam email), requiring notice if the message is an advertisement or solicitation. The Act requires that messages include a way for the recipient to opt-out and prohibits deceptive subject headings.  Additionally, it requires that a warning label be placed on those email containing sexually oriented material.  Penalties are enforced for sending deceptive unsolicited commercial email and using another's computer to send such email.

Cases

Facebook, Inc. v. Guerbuez et al[2]

Facebook is awarded a $873 million judgment against spammer Adam Guerbuez.

United States of America (for the FTC) Plaintiff, v. Cyberheat, Inc.[3]

A $413,000 civil penalty by Cyberheat, Inc. was ordered for violating the CAN-SPAM Act.

Federal Trade Commission v. Phoenix Avatar, LLC[4][[|]]

United States of America v. Daniel J. Lin, James J. Lin, Chris Chung, and Mark M. Sadek

Federal Trade Commission v. Global Web Promotions Pty Ltd.

References

  1. http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.uscongress/legislation.108s877
  2. http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/65292.html?wlc=1276217788
  3. http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2008/03/x.shtm
  4. http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2004/04/040429canspam.shtm

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