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Australian spammer fined $5.5 million

October 30th 2006 in Uncategorized

Not too shabby for 12 months of misbehaviour…


"A PERTH-based company has been fined $5.5 million for sending millions of unsolicited emails, with a judge labelling the spam annoying, costly to combat, and a threat to the internet.

It is the first time an Australian company has been fined under the federal Government's spam laws, introduced in April 2004."

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