Congress gave final approval Dec. 8 to the so-called "Can-Spam" bill, an anti-spam measure that was slated to take effect Jan. 1, 2004. The new federal law overrides tougher state laws in California and elsewhere, and its critics say it doesn't go far enough in protecting eMail users.

Thirty-six states have passed anti-spam laws. The new federal legislation now supersedes all of them, including a tough new California measure that was scheduled to become law on New Year's Day.

California's law would have let internet service providers, the state's attorney


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