Feds Can X-Rated Spam

The Federal Trade Commission said Tuesday it won a court order to shut down illegal advertising for six companies accused of profiting from thousands of X-rated e-mails directing people to their online pornography sites in the government’s first legal case involving adult internet spam.
A federal judge in Las Vegas on Jan. 5 granted the commission’s request for a restraining order against the companies, their executives and an affiliate for allegedly violating federal laws governing commercial electronic mail, commonly known as spam. The FTC on Tuesday will seek a permanent injunction shutting down the network’s illegal e-mail ads.
Wired News: Feds Can X-Rated Spam

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