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Turning up the heat on premium mobile service providers

We’ve previously talked about premium mobile services being a regulatory hotspot for 2009.   We’ve got the ACCC getting cranky about it, a proposed new code from the Comms Alliance and ACMA beating up mBlox and TMG Asia Pacific. In a … 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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Aussie Spam Act applied to US SMS marketing outfit

Did you know that SMS-based marketing is subject to Australia’s Spam Act ? Or that the Australian law can also apply to offshore marketers ? mBlox, which describes itself as ‘the world’s largest mobile transaction network’ now knows it, following … Continue reading

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ACMA pings another spammer

ACMA has fined Best Buy Australia $4,400 for breaches of the Spam Act 2003. The penalty is modest compared to the $1m plus maximums that apply to repeat offenders, but makes it clear that ACMA won’t overlook a spam breach … Continue reading

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