Court stops spam man

A federal court in Perth, Western Australia, has issued interim injunctions under the Spam Act against Clarity1 Pty Ltd and its managing director Wayne Mansfield to stop them from sending unsolicited emails.

The interim injunctions would apply until a further hearing on August 4, according to a statement from the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), the body who requested the injunctions.

Justice Robert Nicholson ordered that Clarity1 not send commercial electronic messages with an Australian link "to any electronic address, except where it has the prior consent, in accordance with the Spam Act, of the recipient or is otherwise permitted by the Spam Act", according to reports from our Australian sister publication, IT News.

As reported by SC Magazine, Mansfield could face a multi-million dollar fine if found guilty of charges.

Earlier this month, another court in Australia stopped a software developer from contacting telecoms provider Telstra because his former employee accused him of passing inside information on a business deal.

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