Thursday, April 26, 2007

Spam Class Action

A lawsuit was filed on behalf of some 20,000 people who use an anti-spam tool from a company called Unspam. Major Anti-Spam Lawsuit Filed in Virginia, Wash. Post, April 26, 2007.

The plaintiffs hope to shut down one or more harvesters of email addresses. But who are they? Right now they are identified as John Doe. The plaintiffs will try to subpoena records of Internet service providers to track them down.

(Here's a startling statistic from the article: over 80% of email sent globally is spam.)

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