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House Bill 1083


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House Bill 1083

ARCHIVE (2003)

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DIGEST OF HB1083 (Updated March 31, 2003 3:50 PM - DI 84)

Regulation of commercial electronic mail. Provides that a person may not initiate or assist in the transmission of a commercial electronic mail message from a computer located in Indiana or to the electronic mail address of an Indiana resident if the message: (1) uses a third party's Internet domain name without permission of the third party; (2) otherwise misrepresents or obscures any information in identifying the point of origin or the transmission path of the electronic mail; or (3) contains false or misleading information in the subject line. Requires a person that sends unsolicited commercial electronic mail to place certain information in the subject line of the electronic mail and remove the electronic mail address of a person who requests to be removed from the sender's electronic mail lists. Authorizes an interactive computer service to block the receipt or transmission through its service of such electronic mail. Provides that the recipient of an unsolicited commercial electronic mail or an internet service provider has a right of action against the sender of an electronic mail message that violates the statute but not against an internet service provider and other persons involved in the transmission of the electronic mail message.
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