Does the First Amendment Apply to spam?
• AOL vs Cyber Promotions • U.S. Supreme Court on Commercial Speech 2.3.4 Can I get legal advice in this newsgroup? Many of the denizens of news.admin.net-abuse.email will be only too happy to furnish you with legal advice on any spam-related issues. However, you should remember two things: • Laws differ between localities; the law in, say, Mississippi may not be identical to that in, say, Quebec. • Free legal advice is worth exactly what you paid for it. Should you really need legal advice, this FAQ-maintainer suggests that you seek the paid hours of a trained professional. Incidentally, these points apply also to this FAQ. The FAQ-maintainer is not trained in law and the descriptions of legal issues are merely the way this untrained monkey believes things to be. 2.4 Spammers 2.4.1 Spammers all live in trailers and eat KFC, right? There is a popular stereotype of spammers as penniless, jobless wasters who dream of making it big and meeting a girl (see also 3.2.30 in part 3 of this FAQ