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Titles (3)

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E-mail bill (Identified by CRS)

Short Titles

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Short Titles as Introduced

Netizens Protection Act of 2001

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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To restrict the transmission of unsolicited electronic mail messages.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
10/16/2001Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

Date All Actions
10/29/2001Referred to the Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
10/16/2001Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Action By: House of Representatives
10/16/2001Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Energy and Commerce10/16/2001 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet10/29/2001 Referred to

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Introduced in House (10/16/2001)

Netizens Protection Act of 2001 - Prohibits any person from initiating the transmission of an unsolicited electronic mail (e-mail) message in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce if such message: (1) does not contain the name, physical address, and e-mail address of the sender; (2) does not provide an electronic method for contacting the sender to request that no further messages be sent; or (3) is part of a bulk transmission of such messages and includes information that is false or misleading with respect to the body of the message. Provides a private right of action for violations of such prohibition.

Requires each interactive computer service provider to make available to each of its customers its policy regarding unsolicited e-mail, including options for the customer to elect to receive or not receive such e-mail. Prohibits customers from using the equipment or facilities of the provider to initiate the bulk transmission of an unsolicited e-mail message if the provider's policy prohibits such bulk transmissions. Provides a right of action for providers adversely affected by customer violations of such prohibition.

States that a provider who, in good faith, takes action to restrict or prevent the receipt of unsolicited e-mail by its customers shall not be liable for any harm resulting from the failure to prevent such receipt.