Spam Cop... Public Servant Or Self- Proclaimed GOD!!

Written by John Colanzi

Everyone onrepparttar internet is concerned aboutrepparttar 132821 prevalence of unsolicited email, AKA spam.

I understand their concern, but there has to be a better way to handlerepparttar 132822 situation than throughrepparttar 132823 bully tactics of elitist groups such as Spam Cop.

I've been a target of their guilty until innocent tactics and no matter how many times I prove that I've spammed no one they twistrepparttar 132824 situation into it being my fault.

They remind me ofrepparttar 132825 Spanish Inquisitors torturing "heretics" atrepparttar 132826 stake,repparttar 132827 truth be damned. They twistrepparttar 132828 wording of emails to make any answer wrong.

I don't know how in a country like America where we're innocent until proven guilty, it is justrepparttar 132829 opposite with repparttar 132830 IRS and Spam Cop.

It's like an analyst asking a patient if they still hate their mother. There is no possible way to answer correctly.

It's time for marketers to wake up torepparttar 132831 fact that anyone is their target. They can cause you more hassles and affect your business for any reason or no reason.

Where arerepparttar 132832 advocates of free speech? Where arerepparttar 132833 advocates of free enterprise?

SPAM Laws of 2001"

Written by A.T.Rendon

For a law to take effect onrepparttar U.S. federal level, bothrepparttar 132820 House andrepparttar 132821 Senate must passrepparttar 132822 bill and thenrepparttar 132823 President ofrepparttar 132824 United States must signrepparttar 132825 bill into law.

Last year we almost got a SPAM law onrepparttar 132826 books when House legislators approved their version ofrepparttar 132827 SPAM bill, H. R. 3113,repparttar 132828 "The Unsolicited Commercial Electronic Mail Act of 2000", with a vote of 427-1.

However, it never came close to becoming law becauserepparttar 132829 Senate never even voted on it.

This year, there are already several attempts being made to place SPAM underrepparttar 132830 law.

The most recognized is known as bill HR 95, which is a re-introduction of H. R. 3113 from last year and is named: "To protect individuals, families, and Internet service providers from unsolicited and unwanted electronic mail." http:/

A SUMMARY AS OF: 1/3/2001--Introduced.

"Unsolicited Commercial Electronic Mail Act of 2001 - Amendsrepparttar 132831 Federal criminal code to provide criminal penalties for intentionally initiatingrepparttar 132832 transmission of any unsolicited commercial electronic mail message (message) to a protected computer inrepparttar 132833 United States withrepparttar 132834 knowledge that any domain name or other initiator identifying information contained in or accompanying such message is false or inaccurate.

Prohibits any person from sending such a message unlessrepparttar 132835 message contains a valid e-mail address, conspicuously displayed, to which a recipient may send notice of a desire not to receive further messages.

Makes it unlawful for a person to initiaterepparttar 132836 transmission of such a message in violation of a policy regarding unsolicited commercial e-mail messages that complies with specified requirements, including requirements for notice and public availability of such policy and for an opportunity for subscribers to opt not receive such messages.

Directsrepparttar 132837 Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to notify violators under this Act, to prohibit further initiation of such messages, and to requirerepparttar 132838 initiator to deleterepparttar 132839 names and e-mail addresses ofrepparttar 132840 recipients and providers from all mailing lists.

Provides a right of action by a recipient or provider against e-mail initiators who violaterepparttar 132841 above requirements. "

As bill HR 95 stands right now, it is not expected to pass vote inrepparttar 132842 House for two reasons, even thoughrepparttar 132843 language ofrepparttar 132844 bill is exactlyrepparttar 132845 same as that passed last year in a vote of 427-1:

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