The Spam Diaries

News and musings about the fight against spam.
 by Edward Falk

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Spammers taken to small-claims court

Interesting article in the Palo Alto Daily News today. In short, anti-spam activists Joe Wagner and David Cannon — both PhD students at Stanford — sued a number of major spammers in small claims court in Palo Alto, California.

Among those sued were Valueclick (Scott Richter), Opt In Real Big, Livemercial, SubscriberBASE, Offerweb, and Azoogle. The spammers' defenses were the usual — "We weren't served properly"; "The evidence was faked"; "It wasn't us, it was our affiliates".

The article is worth reading in its entirely.

The judge said he would rule by the end of the month. I'll report on the results as soon as I know them myself.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just thought I'd give a brief follow-up. In short, we won: Small claims court maximum judgments jointly and severally in all cases against all remaining Defendants.

4:42 PM  

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