Ethan Ackerman

Ethan Ackerman

Washington, DC Attorney
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Ethan Ackerman is a Washington, DC attorney and the former technology counsel to US Senator Maria Cantwell. He helped draft portions of the CAN-SPAM Act and was an amicus attorney in Wahington v. Heckel, one of the early landmarks in spam law. He advised the Senator on technology policy issues before the Senate Judiciary and, subsequently, Commerce committees, focusing on privacy, telecommunications, intellectual property, cybercrime and information policy issues. His work focused on cybercrime, copyright reform, airline travel privacy, broadcast flag, spam, and datamining legislation, among others. Ethan Ackerman graduated from the University of Washington School of Law, where he was also a Research Associate with the Shidler Center for Law, Commerce and Technology.

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CAN-Spam-a-Friend? The Case Against

Hoang v. sidesteps an eagerly anticipated legal dispute over the legality of commercial address book scraping and 'send-to-a-friend' emails, and also highlights the damage that can cascade when a federal Circuit Court woefully misreads a statute. more

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