What is the CAN-SPAM Act?
The Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act (CAN-SPAM) is a US federal law enacted in 2003 codified at 15 U.S.C. Sec. 7701 et. seq. that establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to opt-out, imposes restrictions on sexually explicit content, and spells out tough penalties for violations.