Dutch watchdog fines spammers

By Derek Sooman on December 30, 2004, 4:02 PM
In the Netherlands, the Dutch telecommunications watchdog, in accordance with the nation's ban on spam, has issued its first fines to spammers. The highest single fine issued by the telecommunications watchdog went to a repeat offender who had used spam to promote Hitler's book "Mein Kampf". That person was fined $61,000. In another case, a company called Yellow Monday Institute sent unwanted text messages under the name "Purple Friday" and charged $1.50 each to people who received them. They have been fined $27,000. Many other fines were also issued. Keep up the good work, that's what we say.

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