9th circuit ruling in Gordon v. Virtumundo
The 9th circuit court of appeals issued their ruling in Gordon v. Virtumundo today. The ruling was heavily in favor of Virtumundo. I have not had time to read the ruling, but both Venkat and Mickey have posts on the case and the ruling.
This is another solid blow against anti-spammers suing spammers under state laws and CAN SPAM. The problem is that many of the cases are brought by people, and lawyers, who fail to understand that just because they don’t like something doesn’t make it illegal. Spammers do a lot of bad things, but the ones you can track enough to sue are generally not breaking the law. Sadly, cases like Gordon and Mummagraphics makes it harder for ISPs to sue spammers that are actively harming the ISP and the customers.