TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: ISP "Wins" Billion Dollar Anti-Spam Lawsuit

ISP "Wins" Billion Dollar Anti-Spam Lawsuit

Danny Burstein (
Sat, 18 Dec 2004 16:24:21 -0500

("wins" in quotes because getting the money is unlikely, and the
initial judgment is based on defaults/no shows.)

"Spam suit nets $1 billion" By Todd Ruger and Kay Luna

"CLINTON, Iowa A federal judge awarded a Clinton Internet service
provider more than $1 billion in judgments Friday in a lawsuit against
companies who used his equipment to send so-called spam e-mails.

"It is believed to be by far the largest judgment ever against
companies accused of sending unsolicited commercial e-mail via the
Internet, said those who track such practices.

" 'It's definitely a victory for all of us that open up our e-mail and
find lewd and malicious and fraudulent e-mail in our boxes every day,'
said Robert Kramer, the owner of CIS Internet Services in Clinton.

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