"Australian business fined over spam e-mails"
PERTH, Australia The first company to be convicted under Australia's tough anti-spamming laws was fined Friday 5.5 million Australian dollars for sending 280 million advertising e-mails.
The Federal Court fined Clarity1 Pty Ltd, based in the west coast city of Perth, A$4.5 million (US$3.4 million; €2.7 million) and its director Wayne Mansfield A$1 million (US$760,000; €600,000) for sending unsolicited e-mails advertising seminars and other products.
The business had sent 280 million spam e-mails of which about 74 million were successfully delivered over two years. The court also banned Clarity1 from sending unsolicited e-mails in the future.
» Herald Tribune - Asia-Pacific - 27-10-2006