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Send Spam? Go to Jail!

First Felony Spam Convictions
Hopefully the first of many convictions of these bottom feeders.
posted by fenriq on Nov 4, 2004 - 30 comments

Spam Rage

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The guy lost his cool because the pop up spammers basically unleashed all their tricks on him and there was nothing he could do to stop it.
So he threatened to unleash anthrax on them, to use a power drill and an ice pick and to shoot them.
He doesn't own any guns nor did he have access to anthrax and yet he now faces up to 5 years in prison and $250,000 in fines.
Does this set a bad precedent for fighting back against spammers? Or did he get what he deserved for threatening them like this? The case raises some interesting issues about how hard you can fight back against spammers and pop up 'noids.
posted by fenriq on Nov 21, 2003 - 22 comments

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