Court sides with alleged 'vacation' spammer


The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals concluded in mid-November that unsolicited e-mails advertising cruise vacations were permitted under the federal antispam law called the CAN-SPAM Act, even though they included a false Internet address and a nonworking "From" address. In the case involving antispam activist Mark Mumma of Oklahoma, the three-judge panel ruled that the federal law preempts state statutes.

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