Volume 141, Issue 22
Tuesday, March 23, 2004
The Honourable Dan Hays, Speaker
Spam Control Bill Clipped from Canadian Parament
On the Order:
Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Oliver, seconded by the Honourable Senator Gustafson, for the second reading of Bill S-2, to prevent unsolicited messages on the Internet.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Â(Honourable Senator Stratton).
The Hon. the Speaker: Honourable senators, before I recognize Senator Oliver, I would inform honourable senators that if Senator Oliver speaks now, his speech will have the effect of closing debate on this bill.
Do major Internet service providers (ISPs) favor publicity-rich lawsuits in cooperation with state attorneys general over the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) quieter, behind-the-scenes legal actions?
The FTC is willing to work with ISPs to fight spam, a source within the agency confirmed to ClickZ News. Yet the agency has concerns the major ISPs are more interested in the publicity that's part and parcel of lawsuits pursued with state attorneys general. The FTC is charged with enforcing and helping to further define federal anti-spam legislation.