Spammers sued under child protection law

The Attorney General of Michigan state has announced plans to prosecute two US companies under antispam laws designed to protect children. Michigan's Child Protection Registry Act requires anyone sending out mass emails to check a register of children's addresses, and remove the details of anyone underage from unsuitable campaigns.

The two companies affected, one based in California and the other in Florida, promoted gambling and alcohol, and could face fines of $10,000. "Any means by which spammers' activities can be curtailed is welcome," said John Hawes, Technical Consultant at Virus Bulletin. Cox Files Criminal and Civil Cases Against Corporate Spammers E-Mailing Children Via Virus Bulletin

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