H.R.1933 - Restrict and Eliminate the Delivery of Unsolicited Commercial Electronic Mail or Spam Act of 2003108th Congress (2003-2004)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-16] (Introduced 05/01/2003)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||06/25/2003 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.|
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Summary: H.R.1933 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Restrict and Eliminate the Delivery of Unsolicited Commercial Electronic Mail or Spam Act of 2003 or REDUCE Spam Act of 2003 - Amends the Federal criminal code to prohibit the initiation of a transmission of any unsolicited commercial electronic mail (spam) message with the knowledge that such message contains or is accompanied by false or misleading header (identifying) information.
Introduced in House (05/01/2003)
Prohibits any person from initiating the transmission of a spam message to an electronic mail (e-mail) address within the United States unless the subject line includes legally compliant identifying information or "ADV" as its first characters for commercial advertisements or "ADV: ADLT" for adult advertisements. Requires a sender to establish a valid sender operated return e-mail address where the recipient may notify the sender not to send further spam. Prohibits: (1) sending spam after notification of the recipient's objection; or (2) including false or misleading header information or deceptive subject headings as part of spam transmissions. Provides: (1) affirmative defenses; and (2) enforcement through the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
Permits a spam recipient or a provider of Internet access service adversely affected by a violation of this Act to bring a civil action.
Requires the FTC to submit to Congress a detailed analysis of the effectiveness and enforcement of provisions of this Act and the need, if any, for modifications.