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Telephonic irony - "Hello, this is the Do Not Call Register calling"

It was a breach of the law serious enough to attract a $110,000 fine, but you still have to laugh.

The company that operates Australia's Do Not Call Register has been found guilty of making unlawful calls to subscribers on the Do Not Call Register.

Would you like spam with that? McDonald's pinged for spamming by Australian regulator

Would you like spam with that? McDonald's pinged for spamming by Australian regulator

The world-famous restaurant chain McDonald's was deemed to have been spamming when it implemented a 'send to friends' feature on one of its websites.

Does your organisation have any email auto-generation tools? If so, make sure you comply with the law...

ACMA takes on SMS surprises

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Our chums at the Australian Communications and Media Authority recently announced that "new rules to come into effect on 1 July 2010 will give consumers the choice of barring all premium SMS from their mobile phones and thus preventing unwanted Read more…

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In Australia, offences against the Spam Act are enforced not by the State or Territory police forces, but by a federal body called ACMA -- the Australian Communications and Media Authority. And on Friday, 23 October 2009, ACMA had something Read more…

Aussies give a damn about spam

Aussies give a damn about spam

Australia has a Spam Act which is regarded as an elegant legal framework for regulating undesirable electronic correspondence (at least by those who see beauty in criminal law), firstly for taking a strict opt-in approach, and secondly for covering all Read more…

Spam king 'caponed'?

Spam king 'caponed'?

IDG reports that major-league spammer Robert Soloway has pleaded guilty to criminal charges. Not for spamming, it seems, but for fraud and tax evasion. This will be cold comfort to readers in Australia, since it's not going to do anything Read more…