the spyware vendors form a lobby and start spreading the campaign donations around liberally ... then we'll see just how serious these "lawmakers" really are ...
We can only hope this helps.
Erik Larkin, Medill News Service
Wed May 11, 7:00 PM ET
WASHINGTON-- Senators George Allen (R-Virginia) and Gordon Smith (R-Oregon) introduced new anti-spyware legislation Wednesday that focuses on improving enforcement of existing laws rather than creating new ones.
The new anti-spyware bill would significantly increase civil and criminal penalties for spyware distributors and creators, according to Allen. He says that illegal profits from spyware should be seized and given to improve law enforcement, as is currently the case under federal drug laws with regard to profits from illegal drug sales.