22nd March 2006 Alan Spurgeon

eMail Marketing Tax? AOL Facing Pressure

AOLAOL’s planned charges for sending emails to their email users is facing pressure from businesses and individuals around the internet.
There are many groups now opposing the charges which are due to begin testing later this month (see previous post).

One such organisation is the Electronic Frontier Foundation, who now have well over 500 organisations supporting their petition to prevent the charges. You can add your organisation or individual name to the petition here.

The stakes seem to be higher in the USA, the matter got several column inches in the New York Times. The column itself has caused controversy, ZDNet blog on this matter very well here “DearAOL.com coalition tangles with Esther Dyson over Goodmail’s CertifiedEmail approach to spam eradication”.

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