Attorney says spyware is trespassing

An Illinois attorney is using his background in environmental law to try to block spyware from infesting personal computers.

Shawn Collins of Naperville considers spyware companies as 'industrial polluters,' the Chicago Tribune reported.

The newspaper said Collins is applying to the Internet the same kinds of laws he used against groundwater polluters. In a case settled in February, he successfully argued that spyware companies were trespassing on personal property. Attorney says spyware is trespassing

Linked by shanmuga Monday, 8th May 2006 1:07AM