4th Circuit Ruling Trims Reach of State Anti-Spam Laws

An Oklahoma-based anti-spam crusader who sued over repeated cruise vacation e-mail ads has put wind in the sails of spammers with the first federal appellate court ruling limiting the reach of state laws that restrict unwanted e-mail. The 4th Circuit held that the Controlling the Assault on Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act of 2003, known as the CAN-SPAM Act, pre-empts state laws that allow suits for false information in junk e-mails if the misrepresentation is "immaterial."

Details here from The National Law Journal via Law.com.