Qwest Tries To Clarify $5 Per Spam Fee
from the nice-try dept
After people began to notice Qwest's ridiculous DSL terms of service, the company relented and changed some of them -- but leaving in a clause that says they could charge users $5 for every spam that they send over Qwest DSL lines. The clause raised questions about what would happen to users whose computers had been taken over by malware and turned into spam zombies, but the company now says people whose machines are hijacked have nothing to worry about. But some people aren't taking the statement at face value, with some commenters at Broadband Reports noting the company's comments only say it won't terminate the account of somebody with a zombiefied machine, not that it won't levy the $5 per spam fine.