U.S. spam company fined $2.6 million

By Justin Mann on February 5, 2008, 4:19 PM
While people may have different opinions regarding file sharing and copyright battles, pretty much everyone agrees that spam is nothing but trouble. Thus, it's only good news to hear when another spammer gets taken out. Recently, U.S. courts ruled that a company based in Las Vegas was breaking the law in sending out oodles of spam, and has ordered the owner to pay $2.6 million as compensation. On top of that, due to the company violating the CAN-SPAM act along with false advertising, their spamming days are over and the company has been ordered to cease said advertisement. Another spammer may just pop up in its place, but at least there's something being done to enforce these laws and authorities are taking things more seriously.

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space_cowboy said:
...and that is suppose to stop US based spammers? They will just move it off-shore where they are protected. 2.6Mil is just a drop in the bucket compared to what they made off the spams.
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