Spam bandit punched hard.

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  • sprkymrksprkymrk Member Posts: 4,884 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Cool. icon_thumright.gif
    I really like the "free speech" argument. icon_lol.gif
    If the guy is out on a $1,000,000 bond, that means he was able to put up $100,000 cash, so he was probably making good money practicing "free speech spam".
    All things are possible, only believe.
  • keatronkeatron Member Posts: 1,208 ■■■■■■□□□□
    sprkymrk wrote:
    Cool. icon_thumright.gif
    I really like the "free speech" argument. icon_lol.gif
    If the guy is out on a $1,000,000 bond, that means he was able to put up $100,000 cash, so he was probably making good money practicing "free speech spam".

    I remember reading about the case when it first started, they said he was making something along the lines of a 50 grand per month.
  • JDMurrayJDMurray MSIT InfoSec, CISSP, SSCP, GSEC, EnCE, C|EH, CySA+, PenTest+, CASP+, Security+ Surf City, USAAdmin Posts: 11,665 Admin
    sprkymrk wrote:
    I really like the "free speech" argument. icon_lol.gif
    Really. The 1st Amendment doesn't apply to telephone conversations in the United States, or the contents of the U.S. Mail, so I wonder why his attorneys would play that card for the globally-regulated Internet. Also, computer crimes are Federal crimes, so it doesn't matter which state he sent the Spam from. His attorneys were really clutching a straws, but I'm sure they are getting paid very well.
  • Ricka182Ricka182 Member Posts: 3,359
    hahaha, he sucks! I hope his appeal is denied!!
    i remain, he who remains to be....
  • Danman32Danman32 Member Posts: 1,243
    "You purchase an e-mail address list, alter the transmission information in the header of your e-mail to avoid retaliation, and on Easter morning send out a three-word e-mail to thousands of people: 'Christ is risen!' You have committed a felony in Virginia," Wolf said.

    As much as I believe in the message he used as an example, I don't agree with him on the delivery. But of course common sense and understanding of intent has to be excercised in the enforcement of this law, and I see how the law can be abused. In his case though, his spamming was used for commerce, not free speech. He wasn't giving anything away, he was selling, so he can't use that arguement anyway.

    But it does show we do have a problem with addressing juristiction, even where all entities are within the country. I can put up a website selling something in a business manner that is completely legal in my area, the site gets picked up by a search engine, and someone in another juristiction orders my product where the product or terms of sale are not legal in his. I can't be expected to look up all the laws concerning this for each item I bill or ship out.
    I suppose though if I solicited the sale, I should be responsible for knowing the applicable laws to the solicitation and the sale.

    The world is getting so complex. Where do I get off? icon_confused.gif
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