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Microsoft sues spammers over labeling requirements
Microsoft sues spammers over labeling requirements

[JURIST] Microsoft announced Thursday that it has filed seven lawsuits against senders of bulk e-mail for violating the federal Can-Spam Act [PDF]. Microsoft alleges that the defendants violated the law's "brown paper wrapper" requirement by failing to label sexually explicit content. According to Microsoft's press release:

The seven lawsuits allege violations of the CAN-SPAM federal law and Washington state's Commercial Electronic Mail Act, including using compromised computers around the world to route spam e-mail messages, using misleading subject lines, and failing to include an unsubscribe option and physical address. Collectively, defendants in these cases allegedly sent hundreds of thousands of e-mail messages to Internet users.

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