Friday, April 29, 2011

Friends Don't Let Friends Eat Spam

US Law: Ask your average teenager if Facebook messages or wall postings are emails, and you will probably get a fair amount of eye-rolling. But according to a recent federal district court decision in Facebook v. MaxBounty, such communications may indeed be considered “electronic mail messages” within the meaning of the CAN-SPAM Act. The court’s interpretation of what constitutes email may mean that other forms of Internet advertisements directed at particular individuals may be subject to the Act.

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