Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Spammer gets the Slammer

It is of prime importance for E-commerce businesses to understand commercial email laws. Violators of the CAN-SPAM Act can face serious fines and jail time. The latest example of this just went down in New York, where a young serial spammer named Adam Vitale got whacked with 30 months in federal prison and $180,000 in restitution. The judge, SDNY's Denny Chin offered stern words for the young spammer calling spamming "serious criminal conduct".

See here for a copy of the indictment.

The message is clear, the judiciary views spamming as serious criminal conduct. It is vital for businesses sending out commercial email to consult with an experienced internet lawyer and/or law firm for advice on how to safely conduct email marketing campaigns.

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