Canadian Spammer Who Ignored US Judgment Discovers Canadian Courts Are Willing To Uphold US Rulings

from the spam-spam-spam-spam dept

Earlier this year, we wrote about how Canadian spammer Adam Guerbuez had lost a lawsuit in the US brought by Facebook, alleging he spammed millions of accounts. He didn't just ignore the ruling; he gleefully mocked it on his own blog, playing up the huge amount ($873 million) the court awarded Facebook and referring to himself as the "$873 million man." Apparently, he didn't count on the news that a Canadian court would uphold the ruling and order him to pay. With some additional damages and the Canadian exchange rate, he apparently owes Facebook $1,068,928,721.46. I'm going to assume that this is more than he has -- though, I would imagine all of the photos on his blog highlighting himself living the good life probably won't help. In fact, now he's claiming that he's declared bankruptcy, so he's still not planning on paying. Again, all those photos on the site... might not look so good in bankruptcy court. That said, a billion dollar fine is a ridiculous amount for spam, no matter how annoying you believe spam might be.

Filed Under: adam guerbuez, canada, spam
Companies: facebook


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    out_of_the_blue, 6 Oct 2010 @ 7:04am

    It's play money, but the principle will be turned to general use.

    Defending a spammer is difficult -- I don't, and that's why undesirables are chosen to introduce draconian "laws". Because "crime" is such a lucrative field for gov'ts, one should always demand proportionality in punishment. -- Obviously, only thing to be done facing $873 million judgment is to ignore it.

    So the interesting point is that Canada enforces it. First, I hope that US courts don't start similarly enforcing Canadian "law", because contrary to general opinion, Canada has some of the most police-state "laws" on the planet. Doesn't surprise me that Canada would make its citizens "subject" to foreign law, though. That's the overarching police-state principle that's being put in place with this.

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