Jury Still Out on CAN-SPAM: Case for the Defense. It will soon be two years since the CAN-SPAM Act was enacted. Few laws "please all the people all the time," but CAN-SPAM does bring some useful tools to the spam fighting table, including making the following illegal:

It also enables law enforcement to "follow the money" so offshore spammers and those who contract with them aren't safe.

It permits civil prosecutions -- that's a good thing in a capitalist society. These organizations -- such as Microsoft and AOL -- are more motivated to go after spammers than is Big Government ... Richi Jennings