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Re: Email spam is dead. Long Live Spam!

__/ [rf] on Friday 16 September 2005 11:14 \__

> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> You might be missing the point here. The big question, in practice, would
>> be: did the customers voluntarily subscribe?
> Over here the spam laws are very harsh. The customer must take voluntary,
> direct and knowlegable action to opt *in* to marketing email (which is
> quite legal).
>> Were they subscribed 'by default'?
> Illegal over here. The customer *must* take a specific action to
> subscribe. Subscription by default, without direct knowlegable action, is
> not allowed.
>> Was opting out something that their poor eyesight prevented them
>> from doing?
> Illegal over here AFAIK. One must *opt in*. Having to tick somethng
> obscure to opt out is not allowed. In any case an obfuscated opt out is
> irrelevent. The customer must not have been opted in by default in the
> first place.
> The BIG word in the leglisation over here is "unsolicited". Did the
> customer *knowingly solicit* the email by taking a specific action to
> cause the email to be sent, for example ticking an opt in checkbox? If not
> then it is unsolicited and is therefore spam and so, illegal.
> Cheers
> Richard.

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that you don't live in Australia. You live in heaven!

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