January 03, 2003

Lessig, label-or-pay anti-spam, and Kansas law

There's been some discussion regarding Lessig's advocacy of a label-or-pay anti-spam proposal

I'll note that something related is already law in Kansas (check out the Spam Legislation list):

"Requires putting "ADV: " or "ADV: ADLT" as the first character in the subject line. The requirement for "ADV" is not necessary if the recipient has an established business relationship or has given the sender authorization. The sender claiming such exemption carries the burden of proof by a preponderance of the evidence"

"Establishes a private right of action for recipients to recover between $ 500 and $ 10,000 for each violation."

It's not quite what Lessig is popularizing, but certainly along those lines. Of course it's state law, requires intent regarding Kansas, etc. But it is interesting to see the above is already law.

By Seth Finkelstein | posted in spam | on January 03, 2003 10:04 AM (Infothought permalink) | Followups

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