FC: Missouri AG launches don't-spam-me list, no effect predicted

From: Declan McCullagh (declanat_private)
Date: Wed Nov 27 2002 - 16:36:45 PST

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    From: "Robert Helmer" <roberthelmerat_private>
    To: <declanat_private>
    Subject: Missouri Attorney General Launches No Spam List
    Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2002 17:13:01 -0600
    Declan, you'll like this. The St. Louis Post_Dispatch is today
    reporting the plan of our Missouri Attorney General to create a
    statewide spam opt out list. As the Post says:
    "Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon and two legislators announced a
    plan to make unwanted e-mails -- known as spam -- illegal in the same
    way that the state already has put a stop to millions of unwanted
    telephone calls: through a No-Call Law.
    "The anti-spam law would ban unsolicited electronic mail for the
    purpose of encouraging the purchase, rental or investment in property,
    goods or services. Exempted would be responses to someone else's
    e-mail and e-mail from someone with whom you have an on-going business
    "Missourians would put their e-mail address on an anti-spam list kept
    by Nixon's office. The attorney general already operates the No-Call
    "Violators could be fined $5,000."
    Hmmmm.... anyone want to take bets on the efficacy of the plan?
    Bob Helmer
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