lol, 20 Years in Jail. They make it seem so severe yet, from The Register...
Typo-squatting grifter faces the slammer
|The agreement talks of a sentence between probation and six months' imprisonment, but this is just a guideline for the judge in the case, who'll have the final say. |
If it wasn't severe, then everybody would do it.
I'm assuming 20 years is the maximum sentence, which won't be the ruling most likely.
I wonder what the penalty for the same offense would be like in canada..
The funny part is that it sounds like he was scamming scammers.
[edited by: physics at 6:12 pm (utc) on Sep. 11, 2007]
WOW, 20 years! Note to self: don't scam/spam people.
note to self: dont ever get caught scamming! Be the best at it!
|The funny part is that it sounds like he was scamming scammers. |
Indeed it does. I would think that registering a domain similar to citysearch.com (as the person mentioned in the article did) would get you into trouble at least with citysearch if not the law...
I hope he gets at least 5 years and that the FBI goes after those who reported him too (cybersquating is, of course, sleazy :))
> 20 years is the maximum sentence
Drama Queens! Reporters love to talk about the maximum and hate to say nobody gets it 99.99999% of the time. Or talk about sentencing guidelines which usually rule out the maximum as even an option.
But the guy might get more than Paris Hilton or Lindsay Lohan.
very funny, thanks for digging that up!
Pieces of garbages like this should get live in prison without the possibility of parole.
He will get six months probation.
Once he is done with the probation, he will get a round trip ticket to Belize (why round trip? Because it's cheaper than one way :)).
He will retire on a beach with ample money. (Presuming he has been doing this for an 'extended' period.)
As Mikko of F-Secure said it today, and I am paraphrasing - malware and spam will continue, because it pays. Rarely they get caught, and when caught they do not get punished sufficienty.
I don't know the guy was targeting typo-squatters so he has a sympathy vote from me... scamming the scammers is funny.
|Once he is done with the probation, he will get a round trip ticket to Belize (why round trip? Because it's cheaper than one way :)). |
he might as well get a round trip to Germany.
All he needs to do there is
1. get a laywer who's out of work,
2. form a so called "Abmahnverein"
3. search the Web (.de-domains) for something that's not correct (and there is always something that's not correct)
4. send out letters damanding the addressee pay 100-200 Euro, sign a letter of complience (if breached, that costs 5-10 K per case then) and threaten to take the webmaster to court if he doesn't pay.)
5. order a nice set of wheels shortly after beginning.
The advantage: it's completely legal, because it benefits the community.