Spam King Sanford Wallace Comes In from the Cold
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You young whippersnappers may think that Scott Richter is the actual Spam King, but he is really only heir apparent to the throne.

The real Spam King is Sanford Wallace, who has been around in one form or another for well over a decade. It was Wallace’s CyberPromotions against which many a spam lawyer first cut their spam litigation teeth. In fact, some of the very first major anti-spam legal victories were those of AOL and CompuServe against CyberPromotions and Wallace. After that Wallace appeared to go underground for several years.


Well, as we reported in October, Wallace is back, and Spam Poppa’s got a brand new bag: spyware.

His lawyer claimed that Wallace just wanted “to use the Internet for advertising in lawful and proper ways.”

Un hunh.

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Apparently the Federal Trade Commission didn’t buy it either, as Wallace is now the target of a FTC lawsuit.

In the meantime, under an agreement with the FTC, Wallace has agreed to not install any more spyware, and may only send email to people who have actually visited his company’s website, until the trial – a date for which has not yet been set.

Let’s see if he can sit on his hands that long.

 

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