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Where's the Beef? Dissecting Spam's Purported Harms


Eric Goldman


Santa Clara University - School of Law


John Marshall Journal of Computer & Information Law, Forthcoming

Abstract:     
Virtually everyone seems to agree that spam causes tremendous harm, but there is surprisingly little consensus on exactly what those harms are. This Essay examines various harms that spam purportedly causes to assess if the harm is real and if spam is treated dichotomously compared to other media communications. Based on this analysis, the Essay concludes that many harms purportedly caused by spam are not appropriate policy justifications for regulation.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 18

Keywords: Spam, email, CAN-SPAM, junk mail, junk faxes, telemarketing

JEL Classification: L82, L96, K42

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Date posted: January 19, 2004  

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Goldman, Eric, Where's the Beef? Dissecting Spam's Purported Harms. John Marshall Journal of Computer & Information Law, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=487162

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Eric Goldman (Contact Author)
Santa Clara University - School of Law ( email )
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053
United States
408-554-4369 (Phone)
HOME PAGE: http://www.ericgoldman.org
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