Spammers can rejoice. It appears that spamming is protected as a constitutional right. The Virginia Supreme Court has rules:

“…The unanimous ruling Friday reversed the conviction of a man once considered one of the world’s most prolific spammers. The court agreed with Jeremy Jaynes’ claim that the anti-spam law violates free speech protections under the First Amendment.”

link: Va. court strikes down anti-spam law

Therefore, Jeremy Jaynes was not just spamming and wasting hundreds of people’s hours. He was engaging in free speech. Perhaps this will mean that the inbox will have a bit more activity now from others who want to exercise their constitutional rights.

Catherine Forsythe