March 21, 2001
Anti-spam measure backed by House panel
Author: JT Smith
The latest attempt at US anti-spam regulation has cleared its first hurdle, passing through a House subcommittee with unanimous approval. Even with such strong support, bill co-sponsor Heather Wilson (R-NM) admits that success is far from certain. The Direct Marketing association is lobbying furiously to derail passage, and several House members are concerned that the bill's enforcement powers may be too broad. Next step: presentation before the full Commerce Committee. Full story at ZDNet News.