Legal Literature detail
|Reference||ÖBl [Österreichische Blätter für Gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht] 2008, 13, pages 65-70|
|Country||Austria||Legal Literature date||2008|
|Author||C. HANDIG||Author initial|
|Title DE||Sind unerbetene Werbeanrufe und E-mails noch unlauter? Eine Auswirkung der UWG-Novelle 2007||URL DE||N/A|
|Title EN||Are unsolicited (advertising) calls and e-mails still unfair? The effect of the 2007 amendments to the Austrian Unfair Competition Act.||URL EN||N/A|
|Keywords||email, full harmonisation, telephone, unwanted solicitations|
So far, it could simply be assumed that unsolicited calls, faxes, SMS and e-mails for advertising purposes were unethical in terms of section 1 of the Austrian Unfair Competition Act (UWG).
However, due to the amendments to the UWG in 2007, Community law standards were implemented, so that a totally harmonised area of fair commercial practices law has been created. Hence, according to the author of the present article, the new legal situation requires a more differentiated assessment.