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Following closely on the heels of the success of the states of Florida and Virginia with state laws aimed at spammers, and the new state anti-spam laws introduced in Ohio, Utah, and Iowa (those four-letter vowel states are all over spam), the Minnesota senate has unanimously passed a state law which would criminalize the sending of spam.
The law, which makes it a crime to send email which is deceptive or contains false or misleading information includes both misdemeanor and felony liability, based in part on the severity of the spamming action, and also the defendant’s history.
The bill enjoys wide favour on both sides, and is expected to pass and be signed into law.
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