×

Once registered, you can:

  • - Read additional free articles each month
  • - Comment on articles and featured creative work
  • - Get our curated newsletters delivered to your inbox

By registering you agree to our privacy policy, terms & conditions and to receive occasional emails from Ad Age. You may unsubscribe at any time.

Are you a print subscriber? Activate your account.

BtoB

DMA supports FTC in CAN-SPAM enforcement

Published on .

Most Popular

New York—The Direct Marketing Association this week said it supports the Federal Trade Commission's continued enforcement of the CAN-SPAM Act. That comment comes in the wake of the FTC's charge that a network of corporations and individuals violated the law by sending hundreds of thousands of sexually explicit e-mails through an affiliate marketing program. Those companies and people are: Global Net Solutions, based in Las Vegas; Global Net Ventures, London; Wedlake Ltd, allegedly based in Riga, Latvia; Open Space Enterprises, Las Vegas; Southlake Group, Las Vegas; WTFRC Inc., doing business as Reflected Networks, Las Vegas; Dustin Hamilton; Tobin Banks; Gregory Hamilton; Philip Doroff; and Paul Rose. The defendants failed to include the words "Sexually Explicit" in the e-mails' subject lines, and the e-mails were not labeled as advertisements. They also did not provide an opt-out notice.

In this article: