Hong Kong Spam Crackdown

By Butterboom Writers  /  May 31, 2007

Heavy fines for sending out junk mail in Hong Kong.


Marketers Beware: Starting this Friday, the Hong Kong Gov thinks they can stop something that no other country has been able to stop with a huge fine and jail time.

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.”


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