Michigan charges claim 2 firms ignored anti-spam list
LANSING -- Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox said Thursday he is charging two companies with breaking a new law against sending unsolicited e-mails about inappropriate topics to children listed on a state registry.
Messages seeking comment were left with both companies.
Cox filed criminal and civil charges against the companies, saying they violated a state law that requires them to check e-mail addresses against a registry designed to protect children from inappropriate e-mails. The Michigan Children's Protection registry allows parents to list their children's electronic addresses with the state, and companies are supposed to check the list.
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