MySpace wins $230m payout from spammers

MySpace has won a record $230m (£118m) legal judgment over junk messages sent to its members by a team of notorious American internet spammers.”Spam king” Sanford Wallace and business partner Walter Rines have been ordered to pay unprecedented damages to the social networking website – amounting to the strongest punishment ever handed out to a spammer in the US.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2008/may/15/myspace.socialnetworkingMySpace wins $230M spam judgment believed to be largest ever; defendants include ‘spam king’ [AP]
The popular online hangout MySpace has won a US$230 million (€148.65 million) judgment over junk messages sent to its members in what is believed to be the largest anti-spam award ever.A federal judge in Los Angeles ruled against a notorious “Spam King,” Sanford Wallace, and his partner, Walter Rines, after the two failed to show up at a court hearing, MySpace told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
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www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/05/13/AR2008051302301.htmlMySpace wins bumper spam payout
MySpace has won a $234m (£120m) legal judgement over junk messages sent to members of the social networking site.Victory in the case was awarded to MySpace after Sanford Wallace and Walter Rines, the men behind the junk mail, failed to show up in court.The judgement is thought to be the largest ever given against senders of unsolicited commercial e-mail.However, anti-spam experts said MySpace had little chance of getting the cash it sought.
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