UK Anti-Spam Law Completely Useless

from the well-that-did-a-lot-of-good dept

While at least in the US, CAN SPAM has been used in charges here or there (though, usually, where other charges make more sense), a similar law in the UK that we described as too little, too late last year, has been shown to be even more useless. In the year since it's been in effect, it has never been used, and there's no indication that it's going to be used any time soon. The article quotes someone in the UK government suggesting that, rather than because the law is ineffectual, the lack of prosecutions is because it's scared all the spammers out of the UK and into the US. While it is likely that plenty of UK spam is coming from the US, it seems hard to believe that UK-based spammers have put down their mail servers and given up based on this particular law.
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