Signing People Up For Spam Is Harassment

from the watch-what-you-do... dept

Bombarding someone you dislike with spam is clearly illegal -- but what if you just sign them up for a bunch of spam lists? Apparently, that's illegal too. In a first of its kind, a judge found a man guilty of harassment for signing his boss up for various spam email newsletters. Perhaps everyone should send this article to folks who put them on their own mailing lists without asking for permission first.


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    Me, Jun 9th, 2005 @ 7:25pm

    No Subject Given

    Well - fair call. On the one occasion I've signed someone up for as much porn spam as the net could provide, I certainly considered what I was doing as harrassment.

    Mind you, I was doing this because he'd just spammed his services as a "life coach" to a private mailing list, so I didn't feel anything approaching guilt.

     

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    Stephanie, Apr 27th, 2006 @ 10:53am

    ROFL

    I can't disagree with you. Some people just deserve it.

     

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    Bart Pell, Jan 31st, 2011 @ 8:31pm

    Spam me

     

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    tom, Mar 24th, 2011 @ 6:38am

    I love all kinds of e mail.

     

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    Ashley, Aug 1st, 2011 @ 1:39pm

    email me

    I need some email as well

     

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    i love spam, Aug 3rd, 2011 @ 6:12am

    spam

    spam me

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Sep 30th, 2011 @ 11:54am

    I go onto random websites and make inflammatory comments unrelated to the topic. I need an inbox full of spam.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Oct 10th, 2011 @ 6:58am

    Sign me up!

     

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    loving spam, Nov 26th, 2011 @ 11:56am

    i need it

    Send it, please

     

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    wannafuck, Feb 7th, 2012 @ 12:42pm

    Spam me Please

    I love to be penetrated with tons of hard spam.

     

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    rich, Feb 19th, 2012 @ 7:59am

    spam

    send spam here

     

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    Captdon, Feb 21st, 2012 @ 9:02pm

    I need your spam!!!!

     

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    kathy cho, Mar 12th, 2012 @ 1:24pm

    i love spam!

    nice!

     

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    Porky, Apr 4th, 2012 @ 2:14pm

    I sure do love me some spam!

     

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    Babaina Rushka, Apr 19th, 2012 @ 5:13pm

    Hey

    YEah, spam rocks.

     

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    Eddie, Apr 28th, 2012 @ 6:15pm

    spam me please

     

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    Chris Berger, May 24th, 2012 @ 10:42pm

    Add me please!

    thank you!

     

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    mellissa, Jun 6th, 2012 @ 4:48am

    Spam yummy

     

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    shsh, Jul 1st, 2012 @ 9:09pm

    Re:

    Please remove this comment from this anonymous user, thanks.

     

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    Ass bag, Jul 16th, 2012 @ 7:14pm

    I like tacos

    Send me some please

     

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    m.why83@yahoo.com, Aug 3rd, 2012 @ 10:40pm

    I like to rip off people

     

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    moron, Aug 10th, 2012 @ 4:32pm

    i think it's stupid that's illegal. they can easily mark it as spam and not have to worry about it again.

     

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    douchebagel, Aug 19th, 2012 @ 12:28pm

    I suck.

    spam me please! i stole someones laptop so I deserve this!

     

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    jone, Sep 3rd, 2012 @ 7:18pm

    fuck your God

    I have sex with GoD and children

     

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    xex, Sep 8th, 2012 @ 7:31am

    spam me plz

     

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    Isuck, Sep 30th, 2012 @ 2:06am

    Re: spam me

    Please Spam Me Too.

    i deserve it because i'm a fucking asshole. and yes, it may be harassment, but i earned it!

     

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    Abe Abesen, Oct 23rd, 2012 @ 2:13pm

    I can take som spam too

     

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    Mehh Mehson, Oct 31st, 2012 @ 1:39pm

    love it

    mmm

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Nov 14th, 2012 @ 5:40am

    do it

     

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    mark, Nov 18th, 2012 @ 8:39am

    Sign me up

     

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    Judy, Dec 15th, 2012 @ 11:31am

    Please

    Please spam me!

     

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    Lisa, Jan 10th, 2013 @ 1:40pm

    This one deserves it :)

     

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    Joann Jacob, Jan 21st, 2013 @ 9:23am

    I love spam!!!!

    I love spam!

     

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    Jay Patterson, Jan 24th, 2013 @ 11:35pm

    ?

    ?

     

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    Chris, Feb 2nd, 2013 @ 10:24pm

    more

    more info please

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 21st, 2013 @ 4:41pm

    i love spam.. reading all thr ramdom shit they try to sell me makes my day

     

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    Josh Jones, Mar 30th, 2013 @ 3:11am

    Sign me UP!

     

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    Al, Apr 11th, 2013 @ 1:26pm

    Spam Me

    Spam Me

     

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    abdrew, May 28th, 2013 @ 3:14pm

    spam me with kinky porn

    Spam me with kinky porn -my favorite!

     

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    jodi, Jun 9th, 2013 @ 3:09pm

    spam me

     

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    Lying Lisa, Aug 16th, 2013 @ 11:15pm

    I've been a bad girl....

    I need to be spammed. I'm a lying whore who manipulates men so I can trap a husband.

     

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    David G., Sep 21st, 2013 @ 1:17pm

    Guns make Americans Evil

    I donít take it back one bit

     

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    John McDoe, Oct 1st, 2013 @ 2:32pm

    GIVE ME SPAM

    I FREAKING LOVE SPAM! GIMME MORE!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Oct 10th, 2013 @ 7:29am

    Philip Lew

     

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