Press Release - Danish Firm Fined $68,000 for Sending Spam E-MailsDanish Firm Fined $68,000 for Sending Spam E-Mails
Wed January 21, 2004
COPENHAGEN - A Danish court fined a local telecoms equipment firm a record 400,000 Danish crowns ($68,000) Wednesday for sending up to 15.000 unsolicited faxes, a rare conviction against a peddler of what is commonly called spam.
"The judgment is tough but fair, if we want to can spam, society have to take a stand. Spam send from Denmark is very rare. I would say that we have seen less than 10 Danish produced spam mails in Denmark the last year. And we can thank the strict Danish Laws and the Danish consumer ombudsman Hagen Jorgensen for that" Martin Thorborg, Cofounder of SPAMfighter.com said.
The consumer ombudsman brought the case against Aircom Erhverv ApS, saying the practice of sending unsolicited e-mails intended to market goods or services to the recipient was an infringement of Denmark's law on marketing practices.
Denmark is one of six European Union states to have implemented a European Commission directive on privacy and electronic communications that calls for stiff sanctions against firms who send unsolicited e-mails/faxes.
SPAMfighter.com is a Danish company owned by the founders of Jubii (Now Lycos Europe), Denmark's largest Internet Portal.
Every day SPAMfighter removes 1.3 million spam mails from 2.5 million screened e-mails, received by 320.000 user from 130 countries.
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