Direct Revenue Settlement Spells Changes For Spyware Practices


A settlement in the case of Sotelo vs. Direct Revenue received preliminary approval by Federal Judge Virginia Kendall last Friday afternoon. Direct Revenue, the NY-based operator of Best Offers Network and Soho Digital International, is faced with a potential court-ordered injunction to 23 new business practices. With Judge Kendallís final approval, which will be considered at a hearing on April 24, 2006, the case could have powerful implications for the business model of all adware and spyware companies.

Among the practices Direct Revenue may be forced to implement include receiving the clear consent of its users, maintaining the complete privacy of users, refraining from collecting any personal data, facilitating the easy removal of software, and avoiding immersion in websites which target young users. Adotas Ľ Direct Revenue Settlement Spells Changes For Spyware Practices

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 14th March 2006 12:11AM