Monday, May 26, 2008

Biggest Spammer online against MySpace lost the battle.

MySpace is emerging the winner of a $230 million judgment against a spammer in what's believed to be the largest antispam case ever.

The ruling came after defendants Sanford Wallace -- the notorious and self-appointed "Spam King" -- and Walter Rines failed to appear in the U.S. District Court in the Central District of California on Monday.

"MySpace has zero tolerance for those who attempt to act illegally on our site," Hemanshu Nigam, the social network site's chief security officer, said in a statement. "We thank the court for serving justice upon defendants Wallace and Rines and we remain committed to punishing those who violate the law and try to harm our members."

The judgment includes awards under the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003, which limits per-message damages to $100. The Federal Trade Commission updated earlier this week to make it easier for consumers to determine who is sending e-mail marketing messages

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