CAN-SPAM Act Lawyers

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What Is the CAN-SPAM Act?

The CAN-SPAM Act is a federal law that regulates spam e-mail. Generally speaking, the CAN-SPAM Act:

Who Does the CAN-SPAM Act Apply to?

The CAN-SPAM Act applies to businesses who engage in interstate or foreign commerce and the commercial e-mail messages they send for the purpose of advertising and promoting commercial products or services.

Emails that relate to a commercial transaction that has already been agreed to by the recipient are not covered by the CAN-SPAM Act. For example, a confirmation of an order, information about the warranties of the product you purchased, and account statements are not regulated by CAN-SPAM.

A party who advertises on a spam e-mail or uses a spam e-mail service to promote commercial products and services is also subject to the CAN-SPAM Act.

Do I Need to Consult a Lawyer about My Cyberspace Issue?

The CAN-SPAM Act is quite complex, and violations of the CAN-SPAM Act can result in serious criminal charges and civil penalties. An experienced cyberspace lawyer can ensure that your business conforms to the requirements of CAN-SPAM and keep you apprised of any new laws regulating business on the Internet.

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Last Modified: 10-26-2011 04:43 PM PDT

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