Friday, March 11, 2005

Out-of-Date Website Results in Fines

A restaurant in New Zealand was fined $3,000 plus $260 in court costs under the Fair Trading Act because their website provided obsolete menus and prices. According to the Commerce Commission:
" . . . once the disparity was brought to the attention of the restaurant owner by the complainant and then by the Restaurant Association, the restaurateur took no steps to correct the disparity."
Reading between the lines, if the restauranteur had updated the web site, he/she might not have been fined. This is not a US case, but is interesting, nonetheless. Keep your web sites up to date! [from SlashDot]

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