|Received:||3/20/2004 2:02:26 PM|
|Agency:||Federal Trade Commission|
D.1. I would consider the emailing of pornographic commercial emails or emails advertising pornography and/or pornographic websites to persons who did not specifically request it to be a crime. It does not violate anyone's constitutional right to free speech to restrict pornography to those who want it and to adults. All too often these emails are sent to minors and to people like myself who do not want them. There needs to be an appearance of stronger enforcement of the CAN SPAM act. I have been receiving more spam since its enactment than before. Most of the spam I receive still has forged email addresses. Much of it has a bogus address in the "TO" block. I have lost several emails that I needed because of unwanted spam. A "do not spam" list would be ineffective because spammers have no respect for the law. They would merely take this list and use it as a new emailing list. I would like to see much stronger enforcement of anti-spam laws. We don't need more laws since the CAN-SPAM act seems to provide the proper regulations. We do need for enforcement to be swift and with clout. Otherwise spammers will continue to clog our bandwidth and email boxes.