NY AG Considers Action for Distribution of Spyware

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on April 13, 2005

From the Intermix Media, Inc. SEC Filing 8-K, April 12, 2005: “The Company has recently been advised by the Internet Bureau of the Office of the New York Attorney General (the “NY AG“) that it is considering commencing an action against the Company for unlawful and deceptive acts and practices associated with distribution of toolbar, redirect and contextual ad serving applications (“downloads”). The NY AG asserts that the Company and/or third parties distributed downloads that were installed by users without sufficient notice or consent and in a manner that made it difficult to locate and remove the programs. The NY AG, in the event of litigation, would be seeking disgorgement of profits, civil penalties and other remedies. While the Company respectfully disagrees with the assertions of the NY AG, the Company is committed to resolving the matter as soon as practicable.”

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