TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: NYS AG Spitzer ^h^h Cuomo vs. Nuisance/Adware

NYS AG Spitzer ^h^h Cuomo vs. Nuisance/Adware

Danny Burstein (
Mon, 29 Jan 2007 20:05:04 EST

" NEW YORK, NY (January 29, 2007) - Attorney General Andrew Cuomo
today announced that New York has reached ground-breaking settlements
with three major online advertisers for promoting products and
services on the Internet through deceptively installed programs known
as 'adware.' The agreements, with Incorporated
('Priceline'), LP ('Travelocity') and Cingular
Wireless LLC ('Cingular') mark the first time law enforcement has held
advertisers responsible for ads displayed through adware.

" 'Advertisers will now be held responsible when their ads end up on
consumers'computers without full notice and consent,' Cuomo
said. 'Advertisers can no longer insulate themselves from liability by
turning a blind eye to how their advertisements are delivered, or by
placing ads through intermediaries, such as media buyers. New Yorkers
have suffered enough with unwanted adware programs and this agreement
goes a long way toward clamping down on this odious practice.'


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