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Huge spamhaus tied into distribution and billing for child, animal, and incest-porn, pirated software, and pharmaceuticals. Run their own merchant services (credit-card "collection" sites) set up as a fake "bank."

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LEGAL: Sued by EarthLink [Feb 2005]

EarthLink fries up more spam suits
By Matt Hines CNET February 9, 2005, 10:34 AM PT

EarthLink said Wednesday that it has filed four new lawsuits against alleged spammers in California, Florida, Nevada and Washington state.

The Internet service provider said that all four claims, which were filed in the U.S. District Court of Atlanta during January, charge defendants with violating the Can-Spam Act, the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and the Georgia Computer Systems Protection Act, in addition to state and federal racketeering laws.

Atlanta-based EarthLink has been active in its legal efforts to halt unsolicited e-mail; the company recently won a settlement against the so-called Alabama Spammers, for example.

In the lawsuits, EarthLink is seeking unspecified financial damages and asking the courts to prevent the accused parties from spamming consumers in the future.

"EarthLink is committed to protecting the Internet," Larry Slovensky, assistant general counsel for EarthLink, said in a statement. "We will continue to pursue litigation, technical solutions, consumer education and legislative support to help ensure the quality of the Internet experience for all users."

The violations highlighted in the four suits read like a laundry list of the activities outlawed by Can-Spam. Among the acts listed in the suits are the usage of spoofed e-mail addresses, failure to include physical addresses in e-mails, use of deceptive subject lines, employment of false and misleading header information, failure to provide an opt-out feature, failure to properly identify e-mail senders, and use of automated programs to generate e-mail addresses.


Another claim--against Christina Reese, Angela Nickerson, a company known as YamboCS, and a collection of unnamed parties, all based in Redmond, Wash.--charges the defendants with creating tens of thousands of fraudulent and deceptive e-mails advertising pornographic Web sites.


None of the defendants were immediately available for comment.

EarthLink has unleashed what may be the most visible attack on spammers by any ISP, winning what it claims are multimillion-dollar judgments in several cases, including a $16.4 million judgment and settlement against Howard Carmack, once known as the "Buffalo Spammer."

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