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Sunday, April 10, 2005



AOL Spammer May Get Justice


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(Hat Tip: GOP Bloggers)

LEESBURG, Va. (AP) - He was once considered among the top 10 spammers in the world, using the Internet to peddle pornography and sham products and services like the "FedEx refunding processor," prosecutors say.


It looks like Jeremy Jaynes has been caught red handed (email users shout with joy). Although punks like him are probably the reason Gmail exists (it has caught most if not all of my spam). My suggestion is that they should lock him in a room and throw away the key...

Unfortunately though, this he may be able to appeal the decision.

Judge Thomas Horne said that because the law targeting bulk e-mail distribution is new and raises constitutional questions, it was appropriate to defer the prison time until appeals courts rule. "I do not believe a person should go to prison for a law that is invalid,'' Horne said. "There are substantial legal issues that need to be brought before the appellate court."


In either case though it looks like Jaynes has learned his lesson (although punishment would be nice).

Jaynes told the judge that regardless of how the appeal turns out, "I can guarantee the court I will not be involved in the e-mail marketing business again."


I say give him six months probation from all technology (including cell phones). Or simply extradite him towards North Korea where there isn't much useful technology. In either case another spammer has been "de-spammed" and hopefully we will all notice one less annoying email (in whatever language) entering our boxes.



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