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Spammers Indicted

Officials from the Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Attorney's Office of the Eastern District of Michigan disclosed last week the first criminal prosecutions under the Can-Spam Act of 2003, charging four people in the U.S. District Court in Illinois with sending E-mail pitches for weight-loss products that don't work. America Online, EarthLink, Microsoft, and Yahoo filed civil actions under the law last month.

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