Wed, Feb. 16, 2005

Remote Services and EMail

CK - Washington.   The governing coalition plans to amend again the Remote Services Statute, Teledienstgesetz, reports the muepe blog. The new amendment would fortify the existing prohibition of undesired commercial EMail, commonly referred to as spam. Based on an HIB report, muepe notes that spam erodes trust in the EMail technology which is fairly new among consumers and worth protecting.

The amendment would prohibit identity changes to the mail header and require truth in the subject line. Violations would become punishable by fines ranging up to 50,000 Euros, notes the news service of the federal diet in Berlin, Bundestag. Annotations to the current statute exist at Teledienstgesetz Onlinepraxiskurzkommentar. There is an English version of the statute at the IusComp site.


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