Do Not Advertise: The Current Fight Against Unsolicited Advertisements

By: Dannielle Cisneros

Have you ever received a phone call from a telemarketer during dinner? Do e-mails entitled “Protect Your Computer Against Viruses for $9.95″ or “GET A FREE PASS TO THOUSANDS OF XXX SITES” annoy you? Are you tired of watching advertisements that continue after the posted start time for a movie? Many Americans are irritated with the amount of daily interruptions caused by the current lack of advertising regulations. In some instances, the advertisers shift their marketing costs to unwilling e-mail users or moviegoers. This article focuses on unsolicited communications and potential solutions to the seemingly endless problem of spam.

Cite: 2003 Duke L. & Tech. Rev. 0010

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