Court orders Movieland.com to limit popups


A U.S. District Court in California has ordered a movie download service to stop barraging users with popup advertisements. The court, through an interim agreement that settles an FTC lawsuit, has ordered Digital Enterprises, which does business as Movieland.com, to limit popups and seek consent from users before offering any ads that might seek payment from customers.

The FTC suit claimed customers of Movieland.com downloaded software that enabled pop-up windows that bombarded customers and could not be minimized or closed. The ads, which claimed the customers never canceled their membership after a free three-day trial period, demanded $29.95 to end the pop-ups. Court orders Movieland.com to limit pop-ups - IT Security News - SC Magazine US

Linked by shanmuga Monday, 15th January 2007 11:47PM