We're from the government and we say that we helped. ROFLMAO!!!!!!
Since Can-Spam was adopted in 2003, the FTC, the Department of Justice, state attorneys general, and Internet service providers have brought more than 50 cases against suspected spammers. Parnes admitted that she had "no idea" what percentage of the world's spammers those prosecutions represent.
What was that?... "no idea" what percentage of the world's spammers have been prosecuted. But the law whose real purpose was to define how (ahem!) legitimate marketers can spam legally is "effective".
Tell you what. I've got no idea what percentage of the world's spammers have been prosecuted, but I have a very good idea what percentage of the world's spam has been deterred by CAN-SPAM. None. None at all.
1. Keith Strickland12/21/2005 10:52:37 AM
Ooops you beat me to it . But I agree with your statement that Can-Spam hasn't affected spam at all, except maybe to increase it. Not to mention only 50 arrests/prosecutions? Spamhaus lists the top 10 spammers in the world responsible for 80% of the spam on the internet today. Why not start with these folks?