Facebook beats the 'spam king'

Summary:Facebook won a $711 million judgegment against "spam king" Sanford Wallace for violating the Can-Spam Act, which bans "false and misleading" marketing emails.

Facebook was awarded $711m in a judgement on Thursday against self-described 'spam king' Sanford Wallace.

Judge Jeremy Fogel of the US District Court of the Northern District of California granted Facebook's application for a default judgement against Wallace for violating the Can-Spam Act, which bans "false and misleading" marketing emails. Fogel also found that Wallace "wilfully violated" a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction issued in the case and referred the matter to the US Attorney's Office for prosecution of criminal contempt.

"The record demonstrates that Wallace wilfully violated the statutes in question with blatant disregard for the rights of Facebook and the thousands of Facebook users whose accounts were compromised by his conduct," Fogel wrote in his judgement order, which also permanently prohibits Wallace from accessing the Facebook website or creating a Facebook account, among other restrictions.

For more, read "Facebook awarded $711 million in spam lawsuit on CNET News.

Topics: Social Enterprise, Security

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