On 19 Dec 97, Bryan <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I think that it is actually a violation of the Federal
> Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (TCPA) 47USC~227
> for these folks to send unsolicited advertisments via email.
> How about an attorney that is part of this group look this
> up and tell us grassroots folks how we can respond to this
I'm not an attorney, but I've had some experience with the TCPA
(meaning, I got one of those bastards to compensate me for violating
the law by calling me more than once when I requested not to be
called again. Sorry, I can't give more details as part of the
settlement was a non-disclosure agreement). Do a Yahoo search on TCPA
and you'll find some interesting info.
Bottom line, there is no law covering junk e-mail. There is a
proposal in Congress now to cover e-mail junk mail. Best you can do
is call your Congressman to express your support for a TCPA-like law
covering e-mail as it covers telephone solicitation now.
And Bryan, charities and surveys are exempt from the TCPA. They only
have to comply with a do-not-call request if they are trying to sell
Barry Kutner, W2UP Internet: email@example.com
Newtown, PA FRC alternate: firstname.lastname@example.org
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