Spam fighters defeat nuisance junk mail lawsuit

Tuesday, 21 October 2003, 1:38 PM EST

Anti-spam activists have won an important legal battle against Florida-based junk mailers.

But even though Florida Judge Donald M. Middlebrooks dismissed the case brought by eMarketersAmerica.org with prejudice (i.e. ruling that the lawsuit was without any foundation), anti-spam groups still have to pick up their legal fees.

The defendants (including UK-based Spamhaus Project and SPEWS) hope to cover their costs through online donations, but their legal bill has tempered some of the pleasure gained from giving litigious penis pill pushers a legal "bloody nose".

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