The Spam Diaries

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

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Kapersky Lab wins against Zango

Information Week and Ars Technica report that spyware purveyor Zango had attempted to sue anti-spyware company Kaspersky Lab in order to force Kaspersky to stop listing Zango as spyware. The judge in the case has thrown the case out on the grounds that the Communications Decency Act grants immunity to Kaspersky.

The key provision in the CDA is ยง230 which grants immunity for "any action voluntarily taken in good faith to restrict access to or availability of material that the provider or user considers to be obscene, ... or otherwise objectionable"

More analysis can be found on Assistant Professor of Tech Law Eric Goldman's blog.

I last wrote about this issue in June, when Zango attempted to sue PC Tools for the same reasons.

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