Anti-Spam Bill

Ohio House passes anti-spam bill

The Ohio House is taking a stand against spamers. Members voted 89-to-one today to pass a bill that would establish criminal and civil penalties for people who abuse e-mail systems. The worst offenders could be charged with felonies and lose their computer equipment. The bill would prohibit a person from knowingly using a computer to send five or more commercial e-mails to any recipient by hiding or altering the origin of the e-mail. The violation would be a felony if the volume exceeds 250 in one day, 25-hundred during one month, or 25-thousand over one year. Violators could receive six to 18 months in prison.