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Virginia presses war on Spam

Va. Arrests Third Person in Spam Dragnet.
>>Although all of the suspects are from North Carolina, Cantrell said, "they went through a server in Virginia, and as long as they go through Virginia then we can prosecute them under our Virginia statutes." Northern Virginia is a major hub for Internet traffic, and because of that Virginia has an opportunity to snag many more "spammers," Cantrell said.<<

Much as I hate SPAM, this sounds like a violation of the Interstate Commerce clause to me...

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Well, now Dave, where in the interstate commerce clause is fraud protected? The Virginia law permits anyone to send as much spam as they wish - if they properly identify themselves and their commercial intent. Failure to properly identify oneself in the "From" header is fraud under the VA statute. These scumbags are being prosecuted for massive fraud by the use of forged headers. Ya gotta start somewhere...


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Re: Maybe so Dave but I'm willing to overlook it :-)...nt

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