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A US Congressional Committee unanimously approved a bill today aimed at banning spam.

The bill, approved by the House Energy and Commerce Committee, would allow surfers or ISPs to block unwanted emails, while forcing spammers to include a return e-mail and physical address in their messages. Users would also be able to demand their names be taken off spammers' email lists.

ISPs would be able to sue the email senders in federal court for $500 for each violation, and up to a maximum of $50,000 for any one spammer.

Surfers would also be allowed to sue, but the HR718 bill would not allow class-action lawsuits.

Next stop for the bill is the Judiciary Committee. ®

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