Habeas Wins Anti-Spam Lawsuit, Spammer Told Never To Spam Again

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I’m still confused as to the rationale behind the Habeas anti-spam haiku system (which we described last year when they launched). However, it appears to be working. The company has successfully sued someone for spamming while using a Habeas haiku. While Habeas will tout this as a victory for their service, I think it’s more a sign of just how frustrated the judge in the case was with spam. Instead of just preventing the spammer from using the Habeas haiku for spamming purposes, the judge forbade the guy from sending out any promotional messages to anyone, ever. That seems like a pretty broad prohibition, and I’m not sure of the legal rationale to back it up. I’m all for stopping spammers, but I’m not sure I understand the legal ruling behind this case.

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