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12 Jan 2011
MySpace sued ur-spammers
Sanford "Spamford" Wallace and Walt "Pickle Jar" Rines
for egregious violations of CAN SPAM.
After some early skirmishes involving an expert for Wallace so unqualified
that the judge threw out his testimony, Wallace and Rines stopped responding,
so as was widely reported, earlier this week
the court granted a default judgement.
Since they sent a lot of spam, the statutory damages came to an
enormous $235 million.
Even for Spamford, that's a lot of money.
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Stable link is https://jl.ly/Email/spamford2.html
09 Jan 2011
Every day we get mail with text like this at the bottom:
This E-mail and any of its attachments may contain [big company]
proprietary information, which is privileged, confidential, or subject to
copyright belonging to [big company]. This E-mail is intended solely for
the use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed. If you are not
the intended recipient of this E-mail, you are hereby notified that any
dissemination, distribution, copying, or action taken in relation to the
contents of and attachments to this E-mail is strictly prohibited and may be
unlawful. If you have received this E-mail in error, please notify the
sender immediately and permanently delete the original and any copy of this
E-mail and any printout.
Why do people put those tags on their mail? And do they mean
anything? I can't answer the first question, but the answer
to the second is definitely No.
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Stable link is https://jl.ly/Internet/confid.html
08 Jan 2011
On Dec 23, Yahoo responded to the silly
Their analysis agrees with mine: every claim is wrong, and the suit
has no merit at all.
This doesn't mean that I'm a brilliant legal analyst.
It just means that the issues are obvious.
Laura at Word to the Wise
through the response and we all agree, they have no case.
Stable link is https://jl.ly/Email/holohoo.html
03 Jan 2011
Leon and Clara Walker live near Detroit, divorced on Dec 14,
and clearly should never have gotten married in the first place.
The case is a messy one with multiple ex-husbands and child custody battles,
but its basic facts seem not to be in dispute.
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Stable link is https://jl.ly/Email/divorcemail.html
My other sites
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Airline ticket info
Phishing Landscape 2020: A Study of the Scope and Distribution of Phishing
209 days ago
A keen grasp of the obvious
New Hope for the Dead
52 days ago
Coalition Against Unsolicited Commercial E-mail
Network Abuse Clearinghouse