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CAN-SPAM Act of 2003
Winning with Email, January 2004
by Michael Wacht

SPAM is no longer just a nuisance - it’s Illegal.

On January 1, 2003, President Bush signed the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 making SPAM illegal. The penalties for sending SPAM range from monetary fines, forfeiture of computer equipment, to imprisonment.

Why such drastic measures?

There are three contributors:
1) Over 50% of all email sent today is SPAM.
2) SPAM threatens the use of arguably the most prolific business tool in modern history.
3) Consumers and corporations spend billions of dollars weeding through emails and deploying technology to filter SPAM.

While some feel that the CAN-SPAM Act did not go far enough, we are of the opinion that it is fair legislation, and a good first step. It was well thought-out and strikes a balance between the goals of legitimate marketers while protecting both consumer and corporate resources.

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