Apr 25, 2005

Georgia Passes Anti-Spam Law

Georgia just passed a nice anti-spam law that includes some tough fines and jail time:

Quoted from this article:

"Sending spam to Georgians will be punishable as a felony where spammers:

  • Send a high volume of spam, such as more than 10,000 messages in any 24 hour time period.
  • Generate more than $1,000 in revenue from a single spam message or more
    than $50,000 from all spam transmitted to any single Internet Service
    Provider.
  • Where the defendant knowingly uses a minor to assist in the transmission of spam.


Deceptive e-mails without these factors will be punished as a
misdemeanor. Criminal penalties for a felony include a fine of not more
than $50,000 or imprisonment of not more than five years, or both. For
a misdemeanor, penalties include a fine of not more than $1,000 or
imprisonment of not more than 12 months, or both."

Earthlink seemed to have a hand in getting this law written and passed, so many thanks to them for helping get this done.