fighting spam legally

fighting spam legally

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Well, there's an article in the LA Times today, by David Streitfeld,
Law Won't Deter Spam, Experts Say and it's just a little bit misleading.

You might know that there's already a fairly weak antispam law in California. I use it a lot to slap spammers on the wrist… and it's worked a lot to stop a whole lot of small scale spammers. That is,
I cite it to spammers, and so far, I've gotten around 180 of them to stop, or at least, promise to
stop.

Sure, that's not the technological solution we need… but it's helped our community. Maybe the guys
who run other companies should put a little energy into this…?

In the article, the folks in California government promise to help:

"Sorry, I can't promise you an army," said Joanne McNabb, chief of the Office of Privacy Protection, an arm of the Department of Consumer Affairs. "We'll prepare a self-help package to assist a consumer in using Small Claims Court."

and I'm planning on using this, will let you know more.
(They're at (866) 785-9663.)

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