ASSOCIATED PRESS -- Aug 3 -- White Buffalo Ventures appealed to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals saying it had complied with anti-spam laws and argued that the University of Texas violated its rights by filtering out 59,000 e-mails in 2003. The 5th Circuit panel found that the federal anti-spam laws do not pre-empt the university's policy and that the policy is permissible under the First Amendment. The Austin-based service had legally obtained the addresses from the university, but the university started blocking the e-mail messages saying White Buffalo was part of a larger spam problem that had crashed the computer system. UT issued a cease and desist order, but White Buffalo refused to comply. So UT blocked the e-mail messages.
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