Courts put price on unsolicited email

Thursday, 15 March 2007, 12:21 AM EST

The damage caused by unsolicited spam email was given a price tag for the first time last week by a successful prosecution in the Small Claims Court.

The order for Oxfordshire-based internet company Transcom to pay damages of £750 to an Edinburgh man for a single unwanted message could potentially initiate a deluge of similar prosecutions. Despite the relatively small payout, the verdict is the first of its kind and sets a significant precedent.

At vnunet.

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