We know something has to be done to curb spam before we lose one of the major components of our internet highway, e-mail. The primary purpose of Spam Is Bad is to educate and assist with a petition to your U.S congressmen and state legislators.
Spam Is Bad will do this by bringing spam related news and articles covering three major areas: 1) general news about spammers and their techniques; 2) news about technologies that help filter out spam; and 3) news about legislation against spam.
On December 16, 2003, President Bush signed into law the Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act of 2003 (CAN-SPAM Act), which establishes a framework of administrative, civil, and criminal tools to help America’s consumers, businesses, and families combat unsolicited commercial e-mail, known as spam. Most troubling is that much spam already fell under existing laws, yet little was being done.
Our position is that the spam problem has crescendoed with fraudulent, pornographic, and rediculuous unsolicited e-mail and we feel it is important to feed the growing Wisconsin Internet Community consciousness about spam until there is an appropriate resolution. The best way to become involved is to let your own U.S. Congressmen and State Legislators know how YOU feel.
We started Spam Is Bad in May, 2003. In June we asked our U.S. Representative, James Sensenbrenner, what he thought the State of Wisconisn should do since federal legislation is inevitable. But now that the CAN_SPAM Act has gone into effect (1/1/2004), we will not let up until we see an effective solution to the SPAM problem.
Spam Is Bad is sponsored by OnYourMark, LLC. OnYourMark, LLC does not receive any benefit from Spam Is Bad other than the satisfaction of doing our civic duty… and hopefully return of hours per week deleting unsolicited spam.
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