|Porn Spammers Pay 1.6 Million in Spam Crackdown|
|Reuters NewsWire (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
Thu, 21 Jul 2005 00:53:53 -0500
Five pornography companies have agreed to pay $1.16 million in fines|
for sending "spam" e-mail without a warning that it contains sexually
explicit material, U.S. regulators said on Wednesday.
Three other businesses also face lawsuits for sending improperly
Under FTC rules, commercial e-mailers must include the phrase
Marketers also must ensure that the messages don't contain graphic sexual
The companies targeted in the crackdown didn't actually send out the
According to the FTC, BangBros.com Inc. of Florida agreed to pay
The companies also agreed to allow the FTC to monitor their operations
Three other companies also face lawsuits for improper labeling: TJ Web
Microsoft Corp. helped in the investigation, the FTC said.
Copyright 2005 Reuters Limited.
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