Tuesday, October 29, 2002

spam busters.... well... sort of

Verizon settles its lawsuit against a spammer. Is this like the little dutch boy? Or will it have an impact?

In addition to the criminal charges that can be brought in Delaware for such spam activities (11 Del.C. 932-938), the Delaware Code provides a particularly toothy provision which permits the confiscation of certain property of the criminal, sale and distribution of his assets by a receiver, and monetary damages that can sometimes include treble damages, and must include reimbursment of victim's attorney fees. (11 Del.C. 941)

The criminal penalties can range widely, including from 1 to 8 years in jail , and from 100 to 500 in dollars in fines. (11 Del.C. 4205, 4206).

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