Heavy fines for sending out junk mail in Hong Kong.
The new law covers all information transmitted via electronic media, including fax, email, mobile phone SMS and pre-recorded voice message. Violators of the law will be fined HK$1 million and face up to five years’ imprisonment.
We’re all for stopping faxes and those annoying pre-recorded messages that hit your mobile when you are in the middle of an important meeting. As Hong Kong was the first to prosecute the first Internet movie file sharing case, I’m sure that some poor guy now is being targeted to be the first “example.”