Norman man tests Oklahoma's anti-spam law

Tuesday, December 9th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Oklahoma City-AP) -- A Norman man is the first to test a new Oklahoma law that targets people who send ``spam'' e-mails.

Robert Braver has filed three lawsuits against mass e-mailers, saying they sent unsolicited messages with false routing information. The lawsuit also says the messages didn't include the letters ``ADV'' in the subject lines to show the messages are advertisements.

The Oklahoma law went into effect November 1st. It allows consumers and commercial e-mail service providers to collect up to $25,000 a day for unsolicited e-mail messages that violate its provisions.

Braver operates a Web-hosting, e-mail and Internet business. His lawsuits are against mass e-mailers based in California, Tennessee, Florida, Washington and Canada.