Congress Passes Anti-Spam Law, Preempts Much State Anti-Spam Legislation

Both chambers of Congress have passed a long-awaited bill that creates a federal regime for the regulation of spam email. The bill, known as the ?Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act of 2003? (or ?CAN-SPAM Act?), preempts many provisions of existing state anti-spam laws, including the highly restrictive California law that was set to take effect in January 2004.