May 24, 2005

Small Iowa ISP wins $1Billion Judgement Against Spammers

Nice story of how a small ISP with only 5,000 customers sued some spammers and won.

"CIS sued them using an Iowa antispam law that allows
plaintiffs to claim damages of $10 per junk message…
And they used the
federal Racketeer Influenced & Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act,
which Justice Dept. officials say is proving to be a useful tool in
charging alleged cybercrooks
"

http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/05_22/b3935012_mz001.htm