Unwanted Pornographic E-Mail Growing Problem

By Bruce Sullivan | July 7, 2008 | 8:25 PM EDT

Washington (CNSNews.com) - In response to consumer complaints by Internet users that they are being inundated with a flood of sexually explicit e-mail, or spam, a bipartisan effort on Capitol Hill has been launched to protect children from pornography.

Representatives Rush Holt (D-NJ) and Gary Miller (R-CA) are co-sponsoring HR 2162, or "The Canned Spam Act," which would restrict spam by allowing Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to control the problem by giving them the right to sue "spammers" for up to $50 per message or $25,000 per day.

"It is time for the law to catch up with technology, especially in the case of spam where families and businesses are forced to receive large amounts of objectionable material over the Internet. This is an issue of consumer protection, privacy and private property," Miller told CNSNews.com.

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