• Federal CAN-SPAM Act
  • January 6, 2004 | Authors: Eric P. McAlpine; Adam V. Petravicius
  • Law Firm: Jenner & Block LLP - Chicago Office
  • This advisory discusses the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 and addresses various commercial e-mail practices commonly referred to as "spam." CAN-SPAM took effect January 1, and it preempts state law (other than state laws governing deceptive conduct), including a recent California law that would have generally prohibited unsolicited commercial e-mails in the absence of an express consent or an existing business relationship.