by Mike Masnick

Can The US Can Spammers Outside The Country?

from the taking-you-down dept

It turns out that not only did the feds charge some American spammers under CAN SPAM this week, but they also went after some Australian spammers as well. The article is unclear, but it sounds like they're not using CAN SPAM for the complaint against the Australian spammers, but are instead going after them for fraudulent advertising. Still, it does raise the question about how far the arms of US law can reach in going after spammers. I imagine it's not so difficult to go after Australian spammers, since the two countries are closely aligned and are likely to cooperate. However, as spammers migrate to less closely allied countries, will the feds be able to do anything?

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