What Spam? It’s against the law.

The European Union claims that unsolicited email –spam– accounts for between 50 and 80 percent of all Internet traffic. But that can’t be true, because a 2002 EU directive outlawed spam. Worse, an EU spokesman yesterday called the United States the biggest offender, blaming us for 22 percent of the torrent. That can’t be true either, since here in the U.S. we passed the CAN-SPAM Act in 2003, and as everyone knows, especially the politicians and activists who pushed for that legislation, there isn’t any spam here anymore.