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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

U.S. Court Order Could Boost Spam By 50 Billion Daily

spamWay to go U.S. District Court. That's just what we need, more spam. Here's how a September decision by a federal court may give the green light to more junk mail.

Last month, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois ruled in favor of e-mail marketing company e360insight, and ordered U.K.-based Spamhaus, a non-profit anti-spam organization, to pay $11.7 million in damages. e360insight had argued that the Spamhaus blacklist -- a database of spammers and suspected spammers that is widely used by spam filtering services and software -- erroneously included its domain. Spamhaus did not contest the case, but has refused to pay the fine, issue an apology, or remove e360insight from the blacklist.

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