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Few things are more annoying than opening your inbox and
finding dozens of solicitations for credit cards, weight loss
products and other goods and services.
Unfortunately, no national law exists outlawing or regulating
spam. Instead, spam is regulated by "a patchwork of state laws
of varying degrees of effectiveness," according to Allen Hile,
assistant director of the division of marketing practices for
the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Hile told
the E-Commerce Times, "It's difficult for people
operating on the Net to follow 50 sets of rules."