Virginia anti-spam law

The state of Virginia has just passed a new anti-spam law, described by the New York Times below:

"The new statute adds criminal penalties for fraudulent, high-volume spammers. It outlaws practices like forging the return address line of an e-mail message or hacking a computer to send spam surreptitiously. Those found guilty of sending more than 10,000 such deceptive e-mail messages in one day would be subject to a prison term of one to five years and forfeiture of profits and assets connected with these activities."

It's nice to know lawmakers are getting the message, even though I suspect this law will have little if any effect on virgina spam traffic.



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