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

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