Spam fighter hit with $11 million judgment

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 12:00 pm

The manager of a popular blacklist used to block spam was hit with a multimillion-dollar judgment on Wednesday, but the order may not be enforceable.

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois has ordered Spamhaus to pay $11,715,000 in damages to e360insight and its chief, David Linhardt, who had sued the U.K.-based organization earlier this year over illegal blacklisting.

The court also barred Spamhaus from causing any e-mail sent by e360insight or Linhardt to be “blocked, delayed, altered, or interrupted in anyway” and ordered Spamhaus to publish an apology for that states that Linhardt and his company are not spammers, according to a copy of the order.

“This ruling confirms e360insight’s position that Spamhaus.org is a fanatical, vigilante organization that operates in the United States with blatant disregard for U.S. law,” Linhardt wrote in an e-mail to CNET News.com on Thursday.

Source: News.com


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