November 3, 2004 6:04 AM PST

North Carolina man sentenced to 9 years for spam

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Hoody Hoo!
Finally a victory for the consumers!

The only depressing thing about this news, is that the guy didn't get the full 15 years the prosecuter pushed for!
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Spammers Will Take Notice!
I am so glad that this spammer got 9 years in jail! I hope the feds get more of them and that the spammers start understanding they are not wanted on the net. Go feds!
Posted by dbonestroo (1 comment )
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Sacrificial Lamb
This one is kind of a sacrificial lamb to send
fear into the hearts of all the other ones out
there. Hey, i hope it does the trick.

Anyone seen Spam Roast?
<a class="jive-link-external" href="http://www.spamroast.com" target="_newWindow">http://www.spamroast.com</a>

It's kind of stupid but funny. It mocks some of
the dumber spams
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Can I get a refund for those I received?
Who wins the money's collected in such a case? Can the millions who received those 100,000 SPAMs use some of those funds to offset their phone bill?
Posted by wbenton (522 comments )
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SPAMMERS BEWARE
Absolutely fantastic. One down and a thousand to go.
My view: any one who sends me an unsolicited email should have to pay $1,000 per incident.
Let's get a OPT OUT NO SPAM BILL THROUGH CONGRESS.
Posted by charlyd77 (1 comment )
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Scary
I hate spam. I have software that deals with span. I can protect myself on the internet, I dont need the fed's assistance. What's next? 35 cents an email? Don't get too excited over the fed's involvement with the internet.
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