CRTC follows through on its efforts to curb spam

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has handed out steep penalties to three organizations for failing to comply with Canada’s new anti-spam regulations.

Up to this point, there has been some doubt as to whether the CRTC and the Competition Bureau would follow through on the promise of the new law. Doubt no more: the worst offender was a Quebec company called Compu-Finder, which received a whopping 1.1 million dollar fine.

It’s not often that I find a reason to praise the CRTC, but this is one of those times. Nice work, folks! Keep it up.

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Jeff Rivett has worked with and written about computers since the early 1980s. His first computer was an Apple II+, built by his father and heavily customized. Jeff's writing appeared in Computist Magazine in the 1980s, and he created and sold a game utility (Ultimaker 2, reviewed in the December 1983 Washington Apple Pi Journal) to international markets during the same period. Proceeds from writing, software sales, and contract programming gigs paid his way through university, earning him a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) degree at UWO. Jeff went on to work as a programmer, sysadmin, and manager in various industries. There's more on the About page, and on the Jeff Rivett Consulting site.

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