EarthLink Wins $11 Million Judgment Against CAN-SPAM Act Violator

September 15, 2006
September 15, 2006 – (HOSTSEARCH.COM) – Atlanta-based EarthLink, a “next generation” Internet service provider, has been awarded an $11 million judgment against a company that violated the “CAN-SPAM” Act. A federal judge in Atlanta found that KSTM, a Nevada marketing company, sent millions of illegal emails advertising mortgage services across the USA. "This judgment should be fair warning that if you spam, we will sue," explained Larry Slovensky, Assistant General Counsel for EarthLink.

The lawsuit contended that KSTM sent emails promoting using “false and misleading header information” in its emails – and action that violates the CAN-SPAM Act. KSTM were also charged with breaking the federal Computer
Fraud and Abuse Act, the Georgia Computer Systems Protection Act and state and federal racketeering laws.

The award is seen as a success for EarthLink’s policy of pursuing spammers in the courts. The company has sued hundreds of spammers and won more than $200 million in judgments. In two cases spammers received prison sentences.

Top 3 Hosts From Our Search

2BlueRay Concepts