> > Then charge them large amounts and turn people who violate it over the the
> > D.A. or F.B.I. depending upon whether it's interstate or not. Make it
> > $25,000 and call it Grand Theft. Lot's of ways to stop spamming there.
> If the spamming were performed by a company based in, say, Singapore, would
> you regard this as interstate? Would the FBI have jurisdiction?
Since I haven't seen any spamming from Singapore, I'm going to assume that
this is a hypothetical question. Usually, I believe it's best to leave the
hypothetical in the hypothetical if it isn't relative to the problem.
In addition, I doubt there would be much spamming from Singapore since
international trade is difficult enough for there to be barriers to prevent a
profit at spamming. Remember, spamming only works when it's easy to receive
the money from the people you spam. Out of country people don't get this
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