S.630 - Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act of 2002107th Congress (2001-2002)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Burns, Conrad R. [R-MT] (Introduced 03/27/2001)|
|Committees:||Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation|
|Committee Reports:||S. Rept. 107-318|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 10/16/2002 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 735. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.630 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Information (Except Text)
Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act of 2002, or the CANSPAM Act of 2002 - Sets forth the determination of Congress that: (1) there is a substantial government interest in regulation of unsolicited commercial electronic mail ("spam"); (2) senders of spam should not mislead recipients as to the source or content of such mail; and (3) recipients of spam have a right to decline to receive additional spam from the same source.
Reported to Senate with amendment(s) (10/16/2002)
(Sec 4) Amends Federal criminal law to subject to a fine or imprisonment any person who initiates the transmission to a protected computer of a spam message with knowledge and intent that it contains fraudulent header information that is materially false or misleading.
(Sec. 5) Sets forth protections against spam that include: (1) a prohibition of false or misleading transmission information; (2) a prohibition of deceptive subject headings; (3) mandatory inclusion of return address or comparable mechanism in unsolicited commercial electronic mail; (4) a prohibition of transmission of spam after objection; and (5) mandatory inclusion of identifier, opt-out, and physical address in spam.
(Sec. 6) Confers enforcement powers for violations of this Act upon the Federal Trade Commission, designated Federal agencies, and State Attorneys General.
Permits a provider of Internet access service adversely affected by a violation of this Act to bring a civil action.
Sets forth a maximum civil penalty of $1.5 million for knowing and wilful violations of this Act.
(Sec. 8) Directs the Commission to submit to Congress a detailed analysis of the efficacy of this Act.