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California takes junk e-mailer to court

CBC News: California takes junk e-mailer to court. Finally, some legislative sense out there on the left coast!

Last Updated Tue, 01 Oct 2002 11:07:33
SAN FRANCISCO – The state of California has filed a lawsuit against a marketing company over its use of e-mail to advertise. It’s believed to be the first time a state has launched such an action. Hopefully not the last!

The Attorney General’s office says PW Marketing violated the state’s statute banning spam and participated in deceptive advertising and unfair business competition. Hope it works, hope it comes to Maryland!

In the meantime, don’t forget to protect your sites with the Mean Dean Anti-Spam Email Obfuscator.

One Comment

  1. Well, we took a backward step in Australia the other week. An ‘email marketing’ company took some ordinary guy to court for passing on information that led to the company’s spam being blocked! Absurd or what?