[LINK] $5.5M fines for perth spammers

Craig Sanders cas at taz.net.au
Fri Oct 27 14:04:19 AEST 2006


Perth company fined over spam emails

October 27, 2006 - 1:34PM

A Perth-based company and its director have been fined $5.5 million for
sending spam emails.

The Australian Communications Authority launched legal action in the
Federal Court in Perth against Clarity1 Pty Ltd which sent about
280 million spam emails of which about 74 million were successfully
delivered between April 2004 and April 2006.

The emails advertised business seminars and similar events and products.

Earlier this year, the Federal Court found Clarity1 had contravened the
spam act.

The court has now fined Clarity1 $4.5 million and Director Wayne Robert
Mansfield $1 million.

It is the first time an Australian company has been fined under the act
for sending spam.

The company also has been banned from sending any unsolicited emails.


craig sanders <cas at taz.net.au>           (part time cyborg)

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