FCC Fines Fax.com $5.38 Million For Junk Faxes

from the but-when-do-they-go-after-spam.com? dept

The FCC has decided to fine Fax.com $5.38 million, claiming they violated anti-unsolicited fax laws repeatedly. Apparently, the FCC had warned the company a number of times, and Fax.com kept at it. It'll be interesting to see how the company responds. It's still never been made completely clear to me why we can't just make anti-junk fax laws cover spam as well.

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    Joe Schmoe, 7 Aug 2002 @ 2:04pm

    It's...

    It's still never been made completely clear to me why we can't just make anti-junk fax laws cover spam as well.

    It's much easier to trace and prove where a fax was sent from. An email, sent from a fictitious address, relayed thru several open servers, etc., etc, is, well, you get the picture...

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