Everyone Sue Some Spammers
from the get-the-ball-rolling dept
Who knew? Apparently, today is a “sue a spammer day” (though, perhaps it should be every day) as both Earthlink and AOL have announced lawsuits filed against spammers. Earthlink is going after an Alabama spam ring. Instead of relying on weak anti-spam laws, Earthlink is charging them with violating racketeering laws. It sounds like a fairly sophisticated operation, using a variety of fake identities and rapidly changing websites to avoid detection. Meanwhile, AOL is going after a Florida company who they had sued once before, but which was thrown out over questions about jurisdiction. This time, the lawsuit was filed in Florida, rather than in Virginia.