§73.6. Offenses against electronic mail service provider
A. It shall be unlawful for any person to use a computer, a computer network, or the computer services of an electronic mail service provider to transmit unsolicited bulk electronic mail in contravention of the authority granted by or in violation of the policies set by the electronic mail service provider. Transmission of electronic mail from an organization to its members or noncommercial electronic mail transmissions shall not be deemed to be unsolicited bulk electronic mail.
B. It is unlawful for any person to use a computer or computer network without authority with the intent to falsify or forge electronic mail transmission information or other routing information in any manner in connection with the transmission of unsolicited bulk electronic mail through or into the computer network of an electronic mail service provider or its subscribers. It is also unlawful for any person knowingly to sell, give, or otherwise distribute or possess with the intent to sell, give, or distribute software which is any of the following:
(1) Primarily designed or produced for the purpose of facilitating or enabling the falsification of electronic mail transmission information or other routing information.
(2) Has only limited commercially significant purpose or use other than to facilitate or enable the falsification of electronic mail transmission information or other routing information.
(3) Marketed by that person or another acting in concert with that person with that person's knowledge for use in facilitating or enabling the falsification of electronic mail transmission information or other routing information.
C. Whoever violates the provisions of this Section shall be fined not more than five thousand dollars.
D. Nothing in this Section shall be construed to interfere with or prohibit terms or conditions in a contract or license related to computers, computer data, computer networks, computer operations, computer programs, computer services, or computer software, or to create any liability by reason of terms or conditions adopted by, or technical measures implemented by, an electronic mail service provider to prevent the transmission of unsolicited electronic mail in violation of this Section.
Acts 1999, No. 1180, §1.