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Measuring spammer damage

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Date: Dec 06, 2007 - 09:27 AM
A novel way to measure the damage a spammer caused - measure how much money they earned.

When Congress enacted the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 it anticipated this difficulty and included language allowing for a spammer's profits to be considered in sentencing when financial damages caused by his crimes could not reasonably be calculated.

Last month, U.S. District Judge Lewis Babcock accepted a Colorado prosecutor's contention that this case, the United States vs. Min Kim, represented just such a situation. Microsoft says this is the first time a judge has applied CAN-SPAM sentencing guidelines in this manner.
I personally favor 40 lashes for each $1000 they earned... if only we had corporal punishment, that is.

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