Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Judge stops Brit from selling Hotmail lists

CNET News.com: "Microsoft has stopped a U.K. man from selling lists of e-mail addresses that were then being used by spammers.
The technology giant took to court Paul Martin McDonald, who through his company Bizads sold e-mail addresses that were then used as spam lists. Microsoft sought and was granted a summary judgment against McDonald, arguing that his actions had caused Microsoft to suffer loss and damage to the goodwill it enjoyed as owner of the Web-based e-mail service Hotmail.
The judge agreed with Microsoft that Bizads had breached the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR), a U.K. law that includes regulations designed to halt the sending of unsolicited e-mail."

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