June 18, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On June 18, 2007, the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled in Warshak v. US that the warrantless search of emails stored on Internet Service Providers (ISPs) violated the Fourth Amendment. The court found that email users correctly maintain a reasonable expectation of privacy and ...[read more]
August 7, 2009
by Andrew Morgan
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Thursday rejected an appeal from an Internet domain owner seeking to recover $10 million in damages from an online marketer under the federal CAN-SPAN Act. James Gordon had recruited his friends and relatives to collect thousands of unsolicited ...[read more]
August 6, 2009
by Ingrid Burke
Gordon v. Virtumundo, et al., US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, August 6, 2009. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here. Latest commentary available here. JURIST has more on the CAN-SPAM Act... ...[read more]
September 15, 2008
by Joe Shaulis
The Virginia Supreme Court has struck down as unconstitutional a state law criminalizing the production of falsified, unsolicited bulk e-mail. The court on Friday vacated the conviction of prominent spammer Jeremy Jaynes, and held that the statute is substantially overbroad because it... ...[read more]
March 1, 2008
by Kiely Lewandowski
The Supreme Court of Virginia on Friday upheld the nation's first felony conviction for computer spamming, rejecting admitted spammer Jeremy Jaynes' appeal of a lower court ruling that Virginia's anti-spamming statute does not violate the First Amendment or the so-called dormant Commerce... ...[read more]
June 19, 2007
by Michael Sung
The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled unanimously Monday that the warrantless search of e-mails stored on Internet Service Providers (ISPs) violates the Fourth Amendment, finding that e-mail users correctly maintain a reasonable expectation of privacy and rejecting the government... ...[read more]
April 26, 2007
by Mike Rosen-Molina
A Utah-based anti-spam technology company filed a lawsuit in US District Court in Alexandria Thursday in an effort to identify the people behind so-called spambots, programs that search the Internet for e-mail addresses to sell to spammers. Unspam Technologies Inc. operates a spam harve... ...[read more]
September 6, 2006
by Joshua Pantesco
The Court of Appeals of Virginia, the state's second-highest court, upheld the nation's first felony conviction for computer spamming on Tuesday, ruling that Virginia's anti-spamming statute does not violate the First Amendment or the so-called Dormant Commerce Clause, and is not uncons... ...[read more]
August 9, 2005
by David Shucosky
Microsoft announced a $7 million settlement Tuesday of its lawsuit against Scott Richter and his company, once one of the biggest spammers in the world. Last summer Richter's company also paid $50,000 in penalties and costs relating to a suit filed in New York by Attorney General Elliott Spitzer... ...[read more]
July 20, 2005
by David Shucosky
The US Federal Trade Commission announced Wesdnesday that five companies will pay a total of $1.16 million in fines to settle civil charges that they violated FTC anti-spam rules. The companies were targeted for sending unsolicited emails advertising pornography that didn't include the phrase... ...[read more]

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