The Spam Diaries

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

Friday, October 19, 2007

More on the Wagner and Cannon anti-spam victories

Last June, I wrote about anti-spam activists Joe Wagner and David Cannon who were taking a number of spammers to court in small claims court in Palo Alto, CA.

In today's Stanford Daily, Marissa Miller brings us up to date on their progress. According to the article, Wagner has collected over $40,000 in settlements and damages. The money goes to various charities like Second Harvest and the Darfur Stove Project. Most of the spammers served settled out of court, while Valueclick, WorldAvenue, SubscriberBASE, and Azoogle elected to fight it out in court. All four lost in small claims court but appealed. The appeal was held last Thursday in San Jose. The verdict has not yet been announced.

Wagner has created the web page to help other Stanford students who want to fight spam.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

For the record, both Cannon and Wagner lost these cases on appeal.

10:24 AM  

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