Date: Mon, 8 Apr 1996 07:42:41 EDT From: Robin Garr <76702.764[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]COMPUSERVE.COM> Subject: Re: Interesting Free Off Jeff Martin asks, "Enough already! Today we all received the second posting in as many days touting a wonderful magazine subscription service. ... Anyone out there know how we can put a stop to this?" I have sent Mr. Chen the following message. Feel free to borrow it. :-) (Yes, I know it won't work if he's using a fraudulent address, but it still makes me feel better ... ) -----------> NOTICE REGARDING UNSOLICITED E-MAIL <---------- *** PLEASE REMOVE MY PERSONAL E-MAIL ADDRESS FROM YOUR MAILING LIST *** IF YOUR MESSAGE WAS INTENDED AS ADVERTISING, IT MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF FEDERAL LAW [Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991, and Collateral Code of Federal Regulations (47 CFR 64.1200)]. Legal notice: The Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (TCPA), and collateral Code of Federal Regulations (47 CFR 64.1200) define an unsolicited advertisement sent via FAX as the equivalent same sent by E-Mail. To wit: If your computer has * a modem connected to a regular telephone line, and * a printer connected to that computer, unsolicited advertising sent via e-mail to that equipment is considered (by definition of law) as sent to a FAX. The TCPA allows a private right of action against the sender of such unsolicted advertising. The recipient can sue for $500, or actual damages (whichever is greater).