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California socks spam firm with $2 million fine:

    The state’s attorney general, Bill Lockyer, brought the case against PW Marketing of Los Angeles County and its owners, Paul Willis and Claudia Griffin in 2002, under a 1998 state anti-spam law.

    ….PW Marketing, Willis and Griffin were charged with sending out millions of e-mails, including advertising $39 guides on how to spam, along with long lists of e-mail addresses of California residents.

    ….The judgement, which Mr Lockyer said will be the model for future spam injunctions, forbids PW Marketing from sending unsolicited commercial e-mails, accessing computers that belong to other people without their permission and disguising its identity by sending messages that appear to originate from a different address.

    The injunction also forbids Willis and Griffin from owning or managing any business that advertises over the internet for 10 years. [BBC]

Suck on that a while spammers.

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  • Taloran

    I sincerely hope they go after several dozen of them with similar results. I was overjoyed to read the news!

  • BB

    It’s about time!