First billion dollar fine for robocalling?
Three American film companies made 117 million illegal robo-calls to flog DVDs, a court has ruled. A jury in the Utah District Federal Court found the three outfits and their owner guilty of violating the FTC's Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR) by making the millions of calls touting DVDs of their movies. Ninety-nine million of …
Just a pity the British equivalent isn't as effective.
Instead of including individual executives, they'd just take the already liquidated company to court, then make some moronic announcement about "recovering the fine".
Blood from a stone anyone?
meantime in blighty, Ofcom gets to play chocolate teapot whilst trading standards fiddle.
That's becuase trading standards have bugger all to do with nuisance calls and it's usually the ICO that do the fining (OFCOM work with the ICO on this sort of thing).
Feature Films for Families, Inc, Corporations for Character, LC and Family Films of Utah will have been rolled up, and Forrest S Baker III will mysteriously be running a few entirely unrelated limited liability companies called "Family Feature Films", "Character Corporations" and "Utah Family Films".
Forrest will be quoted as saying "A few bad actors in a previous business venture have caused me significant personal distress and I will hasten to add that they are no longer with us. If anyone tries to impugn my character I shall be seeing them in court for defamation and libel/slander."
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