Christopher Smith owes AOL $.0049 per spam

Looks like the 1.13 billion spams that Christopher Smith sent to AOL members over a six-month period at the start of 2003 are going to cost him dearly.

$5,612,059.36 to be exact. ($5,325,000.00 in statutory damages, plus AOL's attorney’s fees
and costs of $287,059.36.)

A judge in Virginia issued the judgment against Smith on Tuesday. (AP coverage here.) Maybe Rizler will take consolation in the fact that he's only being dinged for about half a cent per spam? Spam Kings Blog: Christopher Smith owes AOL $.0049 per spam

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 26th January 2006 11:52PM