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8 years, 8 months ago
Does China have the death penalty for spammers?
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Chinese law, for example, permits executions for sending spam, and
harvesting of the guilty party's organs.
(Note: I'm asking about the death penalty. Whether organs get harvested is not at the core of the question.)
Also repeated on
Wikipedia (citation is apparently to this page, which doesn't mention the death penalty), and in an opinion piece Happy birthday, spam! Do you mind if we don’t celebrate? in The Spectator.
Jul 12, 2014 at 12:28
Andrew Grimm Andrew Grimm
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This appears to be false.
The Wikipedia entry mentions the relevant law as being the 2006 Regulations on Internet Email Services. According to
this report from Epsilon International and this one from Benchmark Email, the penalty for violating the law is a fine of CNY 10000 (roughly USD 1600 or EUR 1200) per email. The fine can be tripled if the case involves "unlawful proceeds" (it is unclear to me what that means). There is no mention of any stiffer penalties.
I am removing the unsourced Wikipedia claim.
Jul 12, 2014 at 15:30
Nate Eldredge Nate Eldredge
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