For all of you naysayers who insist that the Federal anti-spam law should be called the “YOU-CAN-SPAM” act instead of the CAN-SPAM act, and who say that it will never be a useful tool, Florida spammer Peter Moshou just might beg to differ.
In what has to be one of the shortest start-to-finish spam lawsuits in history (and let’s face it, the entire history of anti-spam law and lawsuits is just a few years old), Earthlink filed a lawsuit under CAN-SPAM in January – that’s January 2005 – against Moshou, and the suit concluded this week – that’s under six months later, with Peter Moshou ultimately admitting his guilt. Moshou now faces up to 3 years in prison, and $350,000 in fines.
Earthlink, along with MSN and AOL, have established themselves as really going to the mat to take spammers down in court. In 2003 they secured a $16.4 million judgment against Buffalo Spammer Howard Carmack.
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