Must of missed that post when you posted it. Now I cant see the news article
I havent actually heard anything about spyware being banned here in the UK. Mind you, if its anything like our spam laws, it will be as much use as a chocolate fireguard.
The internet being a global medium, ideally needs all countries that use the net to agree to some sort of treaty where if a spammer in one country sends a large amount of spam to another country, then they could still get fined under this treaty. But I guess that would be impossible to enforce.