That's just the first thing that comes to mind, Steve. It's not that this is a bad idea; it's merely an unenforceable one if the spammer is out of the country - and maybe if the spammer's out of state...
The makers of computer programs that secretly spy on what people do with their home PCs could face hefty fines in California.
From 1 January, a new law is being introduced to protect computer users from software known as spyware.
Well I think it is good that something is being done about spyware, but I am not sure how enforceable the law could be.