February 8th, 2005, 04:28 PM
FCC names sites that spam cell phones
Never mind freakin' naming them. Nail 'em! Sheesh.
Tuesday, February 8, 2005 Posted: 10:01 AM EST (1501 GMT)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Federal Communications Commission on Monday published a list of Web sites that the agency says transmits unwanted e-mail and text messages to cell phones.
Cell phone companies submitted the domain names to the FCC, and the list deals only with sites that send spam to cell phones.
Sites on the list have 30 days to stop transmitting unwanted e-mail messages, unless the recipient has given permission to receive the message.
The list is the result of anti-spam legislation that President Bush signed in 2003 to address the explosion of unwanted e-mail messages.
Under the law, senders of unwanted e-mail could be fined up to $11,000 per violation.