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Spamhaus Decides To Fight For Its Right To Build A Spam List

from the crossing-the-pond dept

Following the loss in the Illinois case where a judge fined Spamhaus $11 million, and the proposed punishment of taking the site offline, Spamhaus has decided that it needs to get back into this lawsuit. It had mostly ignored the Illinois case, claiming that an Illinois court had no jurisdiction over a UK-based organization. However, with the threat of being shut down, Spamhaus has decided that it needs to play ball and will appeal the decision, though it's likely that they'll try to make the case that they are out of the court's jurisdiction. The lawyers taking on the case, by the way, have apparently agreed to do so for free. Unfortunately, the fact that Spamhaus did eventually need to engage in the case (even if their legal help is free) might only encourage spammers to keep suing Spamhaus wherever they can to set up similar situations. It would be nice if there were an actual precedent that made it clear that keeping a list isn't illegal.

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    John, 15 Dec 2006 @ 11:50am

    Re: I say good luck

    There is no good service here. It may be with good intent but lazy in it's execution. Blocking single IP is great but blocking an entire range 1-254 is insane. Look at it this way. Some neighbor of yours down the street breaks the law but you get to do time with him because you share the same zip code.

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