Earthlink Wins $24 Million From Spammer

from the whoo-hoo dept

So, while an ISP in Amsterdam couldn’t get any money from a spammer, Earthlink has been awarded $24 million from a spammer. They don’t actually expect to collect much money from the guy (who never even showed up in court), but are happy on the principle of the idea that they beat a spammer in court.

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Josh (user link) says:

Am I alone?

Am I alone in thinking that this isn’t as much of a victory as Earthlink says it is? I could be wrong (hey, it’s 6:30am here!) but as far as I can tell from the short article, they won because the guy failed to show up in court or contest the claim.. They didn’t win on the merits of the case.

If I’m correct, then the “win” doesn’t fill me with much confidence that it’ll bring more spammers to court.. As much as I hate to think that.


P.S. This is a great site, Mike! Keep up the good work!

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