Tag Archives: Spam Act

SMS spammers suffer ‘no show’ judgment

We reported in January 2009 that ACMA had launched legal action against a bunch of companies and individuals alleged to be involved in an illegal SMS spam racket. Five of the respondents to the Federal Court action have failed to … Continue reading

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Optus fined $110k for SMS spam

ACMA has issued $110,000 in infringement notices to Optus Networks Pty Ltd for allegedly sending SMS messages without accurate sender identification, breaching the Spam Act 2003. It seems that Optus pumped out 20,000 messages promoting its OptusZoo entertainment service, but didn’t identify … Continue reading

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Oxygen8 Communications signs stupid enforceable undertaking

ACMA has accepted an enforceable undertaking from Oxygen8 Communications, following Spam Act complaints that SMS commercial electronic messages were sent by content providers using Oxygen8′s platform. Reading ACMA’s media release, we can see how Oxygen8 was at risk of action … Continue reading

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ACMA: Power without theory ?

OK, it’s a harsh headline, but we really wish ACMA would more generously share its thoughts about compliance with the Spam Act and Do Not Call Register Act. The potent powers that these laws give the authority carry a moral … Continue reading

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Hyarchis rep objects to ACMA spam warning

We recently reported on a Spam Act warning given by ACMA to SMS marketer Hyarchis. Hyarchis’ Australian representative Peter Pichler is reported as rejecting the warning, arguing that it arose out of an incident where a mischievous third party entered … Continue reading

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Mobile premium service provider warned by ACMA

ACMA today announced a formal warning to Hyarchis Company Limited for alleged breaches of the Spam Act 2003 using SMS. Hyarchis is a mobile content provider that operates a ‘ringtone club’ and some social networking sites.    It despatched SMS promotions … Continue reading

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