Anti-Spam Bill's Second Wind
Spam & E-Mail
3/27/2001; 9:47:32 AM 'House negotiators are meeting privately in an attempt to work out differences over an anti-spam bill before a scheduled vote on Wednesday.
'Chris Cox (R-California) says the measure, sponsored by Heather Wilson (R-New Mexico) and Gene Green (D-Texas), allows state attorneys general to file suits against spammers and collect punitive damages far beyond any harm actually caused. Rep. Ed Markey (D-Massachusetts) has argued that the bill would inappropriately deputize Internet providers to regulate incoming e-mail.'