Stiff spam penalties urged

Thursday, 15 April 2004, 10:43 AM EST

The United States Sentencing Commission (USSC) said Tuesday that it sent Congress sentencing guidelines for the Can-Spam Act, short for Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing.

Among the newly minted guidelines are added penalties for people convicted of sending spam using someone else's computer without permission or obscuring the message's real origin.

The commission retained in the final substantive draft a controversial proposal to compare spam offenses to theft, fraud and property destruction for the purposes of sentencing.

By Paul Festa at ZDNet.

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