Mass Mailer That Tried To Get Spamhaus Shut Down Now Sued For Spamming
from the fair-play? dept
Back in September, you may recall that e360 Insight, a bulk mailing company won a lawsuit against Spamhaus, the well known service that tries to identify spammers. e360 was awarded $11 million dollars -- though, Spamhaus didn't bother to defend itself in the case. e360 then pushed the judge to force Spamhaus offline if it was unable to pay, but the judge decided that was unnecessary. Throughout all of this, Spamhaus insisted that its classification of e360 as a spammer was perfectly legitimate -- and it appears at least someone in California agrees. That someone is now suing e360 Insight for at least 87 spam messages in violation of the CAN SPAM law. This could make for an interesting case. If e360 is found guilty of having violated anti-spam laws -- will that information be used to reverse the earlier decision against Spamhaus?