Powerful House Leaders Join Anti-Spam Crowd

Add the Rid Spam Act to the growing list of anti-spam bills in Congress that already includes the Can Spam Act and the Reduce Spam Act. Introduced Friday in the waning moments before Congress’ Memorial Day recess, this newest stab at curbing the rising flood of unwanted, unsolicited e-mail would allow consumers to opt-out of any commercial e-mail they choose not to receive.


Add the Rid Spam Act to the growing list of anti-spam bills in Congress that already includes the Can Spam Act and the Reduce Spam Act. Introduced Friday in the waning moments before Congress’ Memorial Day recess, this newest stab at curbing the rising flood of unwanted, unsolicited e-mail would allow consumers to opt-out of any commercial e-mail they choose not to receive.
The bill, introduced by House Energy and Commerce Chairman Billy Tauzin (R.-La.) and House Judiciary Chairman James Sensenbrenner (R.-Wis.), would also require that any commercial e-mail must include identification that the message is an advertisement and must contain a valid street address for service of process.

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