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by Mike Masnick




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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  1. identicon
    Me, 9 Jun 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.

    link to this | view in thread ]

  2. identicon
    Stephanie, 27 Apr 2006 @ 10:53am

    ROFL

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

    link to this | view in thread ]

  3. identicon
    Bart Pell, 31 Jan 2011 @ 8:31pm

    Spam me

    link to this | view in thread ]

  4. identicon
    tom, 24 Mar 2011 @ 6:38am

    I love all kinds of e mail.

    link to this | view in thread ]

  5. identicon
    Ashley, 1 Aug 2011 @ 1:39pm

    email me

    I need some email as well

    link to this | view in thread ]

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

    spam

    spam me

    link to this | view in thread ]

  7. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 30 Sep 2011 @ 11:54am

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

    link to this | view in thread ]

  8. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 10 Oct 2011 @ 6:58am

    Sign me up!

    link to this | view in thread ]

  9. identicon
    loving spam, 26 Nov 2011 @ 11:56am

    i need it

    Send it, please

    link to this | view in thread ]

  10. identicon
    wannafuck, 7 Feb 2012 @ 12:42pm

    Spam me Please

    I love to be penetrated with tons of hard spam.

    link to this | view in thread ]

  11. identicon
    rich, 19 Feb 2012 @ 7:59am

    spam

    send spam here

    link to this | view in thread ]

  12. identicon
    Captdon, 21 Feb 2012 @ 9:02pm

    I need your spam!!!!

    link to this | view in thread ]

  13. identicon
    kathy cho, 12 Mar 2012 @ 1:24pm

    i love spam!

    nice!

    link to this | view in thread ]

  14. identicon
    Porky, 4 Apr 2012 @ 2:14pm

    I sure do love me some spam!

    link to this | view in thread ]

  15. identicon
    Babaina Rushka, 19 Apr 2012 @ 5:13pm

    Hey

    YEah, spam rocks.

    link to this | view in thread ]

  16. identicon
    Eddie, 28 Apr 2012 @ 6:15pm

    spam me please

    link to this | view in thread ]

  17. identicon
    Chris Berger, 24 May 2012 @ 10:42pm

    Add me please!

    thank you!

    link to this | view in thread ]

  18. identicon
    mellissa, 6 Jun 2012 @ 4:48am

    Spam yummy

    link to this | view in thread ]

  19. identicon
    shsh, 1 Jul 2012 @ 9:09pm

    Re:

    Please remove this comment from this anonymous user, thanks.

    link to this | view in thread ]

  20. identicon
    Ass bag, 16 Jul 2012 @ 7:14pm

    I like tacos

    Send me some please

    link to this | view in thread ]

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

    I like to rip off people

    link to this | view in thread ]

  22. identicon
    moron, 10 Aug 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.

    link to this | view in thread ]

  23. identicon
    douchebagel, 19 Aug 2012 @ 12:28pm

    I suck.

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

    link to this | view in thread ]

  24. identicon
    jone, 3 Sep 2012 @ 7:18pm

    fuck your God

    I have sex with GoD and children

    link to this | view in thread ]

  25. identicon
    xex, 8 Sep 2012 @ 7:31am

    spam me plz

    link to this | view in thread ]

  26. identicon
    Isuck, 30 Sep 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!

    link to this | view in thread ]

  27. identicon
    Abe Abesen, 23 Oct 2012 @ 2:13pm

    I can take som spam too

    link to this | view in thread ]

  28. identicon
    Mehh Mehson, 31 Oct 2012 @ 1:39pm

    love it

    mmm

    link to this | view in thread ]

  29. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 14 Nov 2012 @ 5:40am

    do it

    link to this | view in thread ]

  30. identicon
    mark, 18 Nov 2012 @ 8:39am

    Sign me up

    link to this | view in thread ]

  31. identicon
    Judy, 15 Dec 2012 @ 11:31am

    Please

    Please spam me!

    link to this | view in thread ]

  32. identicon
    Lisa, 10 Jan 2013 @ 1:40pm

    This one deserves it :)

    link to this | view in thread ]

  33. identicon
    Joann Jacob, 21 Jan 2013 @ 9:23am

    I love spam!!!!

    I love spam!

    link to this | view in thread ]

  34. identicon
    Jay Patterson, 24 Jan 2013 @ 11:35pm

    ?

    ?

    link to this | view in thread ]

  35. identicon
    Chris, 2 Feb 2013 @ 10:24pm

    more

    more info please

    link to this | view in thread ]

  36. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 21 Feb 2013 @ 4:41pm

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

    link to this | view in thread ]

  37. identicon
    Josh Jones, 30 Mar 2013 @ 3:11am

    Sign me UP!

    link to this | view in thread ]

  38. identicon
    Al, 11 Apr 2013 @ 1:26pm

    Spam Me

    Spam Me

    link to this | view in thread ]

  39. identicon
    abdrew, 28 May 2013 @ 3:14pm

    spam me with kinky porn

    Spam me with kinky porn -my favorite!

    link to this | view in thread ]

  40. identicon
    jodi, 9 Jun 2013 @ 3:09pm

    spam me

    link to this | view in thread ]

  41. identicon
    Lying Lisa, 16 Aug 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.

    link to this | view in thread ]

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

    Guns make Americans Evil

    I donít take it back one bit

    link to this | view in thread ]

  43. identicon
    John McDoe, 1 Oct 2013 @ 2:32pm

    GIVE ME SPAM

    I FREAKING LOVE SPAM! GIMME MORE!

    link to this | view in thread ]

  44. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 10 Oct 2013 @ 7:29am

    Philip Lew

    link to this | view in thread ]


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