Spamhaus Beats Off Anti-Spammer

Spamhaus has got a respite in the recent sloppy legal fight in which the company has been compelled to guard itself against e360 Insight, a marketing company of US. Spamhaus has won the fight to keep the name of its domain being taken by a firm it recognized as a spammer.

Spamhaus is a provider of the data of known spammers to businesses, thereby enabling them to filter junk mails from their email traffic. As part of its job, spamhaus blacklisted e360 Insight, a marketing company, which later on take it to court for this.

Earlier in this month, after winning the claim for damages against Spamhaus, e360 asked an Illinois court to suspend it. The court refused the plea saying that it didn't possess the power for such a move. Now, Charles Kocoras, US district judge, is also favored Spamhaus.

According to Charles Kocoras, the demand of e360 was too wide to be justified in this issue and suspending Spamhaus service could cause unproportional effects.

In a statement, Kocoras said that the suspension of Spamhaus would stop its all the lawful online operations through its domain name and not only those that are in violation of court's order.

Some businesses had shown their concern on the issue, as they were worried if the Spamhaus was suspended, the amount of spam mails on net could have escalated dramatically. Spamhaus claims that it blocks 50 billion of spam mails in a day.

This is not the first incident that an asserted spammer has attempted to sue Spamhaus. But in past, it has avoided such things because courts in US don't have authority over British company.

Spamhaus that has kept new legal advice is continuing how it can make US courts to identify that it is not included in their authority. Earlier, Spamhaus told mass emailers to litigate it in the courts of UK. It is of the belief that people are unwilling to do this as UK has tough anti-spam laws. There are laws that require the losing party to pay the court fees.

 

Related article: Spamhaus’ List Of 10 Worst International Spammers

» SPAMfighter News - 28-10-2006

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