Canning Spam: Can We Shift the Cost of Unsolicited E‑mail Back to Spammers?

Capitol Hill Briefing
June 13, 2003 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

B-369 Rayburn House Office Building

Featuring Orson Swindle, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission; Clyde Wayne Crews Jr., Director of Technology Policy, Cato Institute; and Dave Baker, Vice President for Law and Public Policy, Earthlink.

It's cheap to send e-mail, and spammers are taking advantage. To protect our Internet inboxes from choking on record levels of unsolicited e-mail, the Federal Trade Commission is targeting fraudulent and deceptive spam. Meanwhile, members of Congress are proposing new legislative fixes, ranging from fines to labeling requirements for commercial e-mail. Our speakers will discuss the impact of these approaches and some possible unintended consequences. They will also explore some emerging private sector solutions.