Court strikes down VA anti-spam law


The Virginia Supreme Court overturned the 2003 state law prohibiting sending unsolicited bulk email using false routing information, including phony domain names or IP addresses.

“That statute is unconstitutionally overbroad on its face,” the ruling concludes, “because it prohibits the anonymous transmission of all unsolicited bulk e-mails including those containing political, religious or other speech protected by the First Amendment to the United State Constitution.”

Mickey has the full text of the ruling up. Ed Falk has some commentary up.

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