Text Spammer Gets Injunction, But Will It Help?

from the didn't-show dept

Lots of folks are picking up on the story that a man accused by Verizon Wireless of sending text message spam has received a permanent injunction against sending SMS text message spam to mobile phones. However, the more important part is whether or not it matters. The guy in question seems to have disappeared. It’s barely mentioned in the article, but he didn’t show up at the hearing at all, and the article suggests his last known address is not valid. Basically, it sounds like the guy skipped town, or at the very least, didn’t care enough to show up for a case against him. It seems unlikely he’s going to let a random judge tell him to stop sending SMS spam.

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