Thursday, January 05, 2006

$11 billion judgment awarded in spam case

MSNBC reported An Internet service provider was awarded an $11.2 billion judgment against a Florida man for sending millions of unsolicited e-mails advertising mortgage and debt consolidation services.

A few more of these and I suspect spammers in the US will disappear, but unfortunately they will probably just move to another country, at least for a server to send out the spam.
The lawsuit, filed in 2003 by CIS Internet Services owner Robert Kramer III, also prompted earlier judgments against companies in Florida and Arizona worth more than $1 billion. "This ruling sets a new standard," Kramer said in a statement. "Gross abusers of e-mail risk exposure to public ridicule as well as the economic death penalty."

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