Facebook wins $711m in spam lawsuit

Facebook has been awarded $711.2m (£429.m) in damages after winning a case against Sanford Wallace, known as “Spamford”, who sent mail and made posts without the permission of the social networking website’s users.The company has been pursuing legal action against Wallace, who last year was fined $230m for attacking MySpace users to send porn spam, in February.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2009/oct/30/facebook-spam-lawsuit-spamfordAlso see:Facebook awarded $711 million in spam lawsuit
Facebook was awarded $711 million in a judgment Thursday against self-described “spam king” Sanford Wallace.Judge Jeremy Fogel of the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of California granted Facebook’s application for a default judgment against Wallace for violating the Can-Spam Act, which bans “false and misleading” marketing e-mails. Fogel also found that Wallace “willfully violated” a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction issued in the case and referred the matter to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for prosecution of criminal contempt.

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