AMENDMENT TO THE AMENDMENT IN THE
NATURE OF A SUBSTITUTE TO H.R. 718
OFFERED BY MR. CANNON AND MR. BERMAN
Page 2, line 19, strike the period and close quotation mark that follows.
Page 2, after line 19, insert the following:
"§622. Harvesting electronic mail addresses
"Whoever knowingly uses automated means to collect electronic mail addresses from a website operated by another person, without the consent of that other person, for the purpose of initiating (or enabling others to initiate) the transmission of any unsolicited commercial electronic mail message as defined in section 621, to a protected computer, as defined in section 1030, shall be liable to that other person for the sum of $10 for each address so harvested, but not to exceed $500,000. Nothing in this section creates any new proprietary right to electronic mail addresses on a website or within a database.".
Amend the table of sections for the proposed new chapter of title 19 accordingly.