The House Commerce Committee Thursday approved an anti-spam bill.
H.R. 3113, the “Unsolicited Commercial Electronic Mail Act of
2000,” is designed to protect consumers and Internet Service
Providers from the growing volumes of unsolicited commercial
e-mail. The bill now heads to the full House for consideration.
If passed, the bill would allow ISPs and consumers to sue spammers for up
per violation of a posted no-spam policy or for failing to comply with
individual e-mail users requests to be omitted from future mailings.
“With the proliferation of spam, millions of e-mail users are being forced
to pay the cost of delivery for (adult) ads, Web scams and computer viruses,”
into law, this bill will unify the patchwork of anti-spam laws being passed
states giving marketers and consumers a clear understanding of what types of
e-mail advertising are proper and acceptable.
“Additionally, it will give ISPs and
consumers alike a fighting chance at protecting themselves, their children,
and their computer systems from the dangers of spam,” he said.