Houston Community News >> Man Gets 256 Dollars for Nuisance Text Messages
1/14/2007 BEIJING - A court has
ordered a Chinese television production company to pay damages to a man who
received more than 3,000 nuisance messages after his mobile phone number was
used in a police TV drama.
The court said the Runshi Rongguang Film Production Co. should have made sure the number was not in use before having a villain say it aloud on-screen, China's official Xinhua News Agency reported.
The company was ordered to pay $256 to the mobile phone customer, Chen Bing.
Chen, 39, says he started receiving a stream of text messages in July 2004.
"It was so annoying, and for a long time I wondered why I was getting all these text messages," he said.
(Contributed by The Sentinel)