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Firm ordered to stop sending spam

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Thu Apr 14 2005, 09:07
A NON wigged, but robed, US Judge has told a Los Angeles company to stop spamming the world with advertisements for mortgages, pharmaceutical products and online college degrees.

District Judge Samuel Conti said that Optin Global and its owner and president violated so-called anti-spamming regulations and has told them to stop it post haste.

The judge said that the emails break the law because they are not marked as advertisements and appear in inboxes as regular mail. The emails also don't tell you who sent them.

Optin's briefs said that they didn't do nuffink and the company conducted its business in good faith, although he didn't say whose. Optin said that it didn't write the spam it only sent it.

The FTC has received more than 1.8 million complaints about Optin spam. California law officials want $US2500 ($A3216) for every email that violates the Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act or CanSpam as it is more widely known, according to this story. µ

 

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