Alleged Porn Spammer settles with FTC

TJ Web Productions, an alleged marketer of online porn has agreed to pay a $465,000 penalty to settle spam charges as well as adhere to federal spam laws. Yipee, less spam! I wish it were as simple as that: the Nevada-based company has promised to use the phrase "sexually explicit" in message subject lines and ensure that the initially viewable area of the message does not contain explicit images. An opting-out option will also be available. The promises are all required by the FTC's Adult Labeling Rule and the Can-Spam Act. TJ Web Productions operated an "affiliate marketing" business through which it induced others to transmit commercial e-mail messages on its behalf. All affiliates must comply with these terms as well; if not, the FTC will be after them next.

News source: News.com

Report a problem with article
Previous Story

Coast Guard searching for missing Microsoft researcher

Next Story

FTC finally settles with Sony BMG over rootkit

3 Comments

Commenting is disabled on this article.

lol! well I hope they asked for a opt-out option, because else, it would be just like if the FTC would let them SPAM
very weird that they let them continue with their business

How is the "initially viewable area" calculated? Inside Outlook, Thunderbird, web based mail? Different screen sizes and resolutions? Only on separate links from email?