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convicted of sending hundreds of thousands of unsolicited e-mail messages to AOL subscribers......amassed a fortune of $24m from his sales, prosecutors said.
I hate spam email as much as the next person, but 9 years is a bit excessive, don't you think?
If someone stole outright $240M dollars that was unretrivable, would you consider 9 years too long a sentence? It doesn't matter that they did it a few seconds and margins of bandwidth at a time. They still stole it and it will never be given back.
joined:June 2, 2003
Wouldn't that be something if they decided to vent some of their frustrations on 'the spammer guy'?
How is it they do that - release their pent up frustration - in prison?
Just rewards and I'll shut up now that I've vented some of my frustrations.
From rags to riches and back again
Wasn't that the tagline for Steve Martin's "The Jerk". Beautiful.
9 years ... he won't serve all of it, of course, but he deserves to rot.
Most of us on this board know how to spam and could if we wanted to as the money would be easy. We chose the ethical path for our earnings - he gets prison. Seems fair to me.
I'm sitting on the beach with my Waborita while you are getting ....
I can guarantee the costs of this one person to lost profits as per time was well over 300 million easy! ....... EASY!
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I don't think it is excessive. These people stole countless amounts of time and effort (which translates to money) from millions of people and companies. If they made $24M, they probably cost $240M easy in time, energy and effort.
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joined:Dec 29, 2003
If they want to talk about $24 million, snake oil salesman etc., they should've charged him with fraud.
If we got somebody that doesn't just "behave,"
they get the business end of a Louisville Slugger.
They will never type or sign a royalty check again.
and the money goes to charity.
This image of the guy makes ya wanna hit him for no reason anyway - I think even the boys in the cell/prison will love this little cuty. Haha
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"Prosecutors told the jury Monday in their closing arguments that Jaynes was making $500,000 a month by spamming people with products like an Internet history eraser, Fed Ex refund processor and penny stock pickers. They claimed Jaynes, with the help of his accomplices, circumvented Internet provider servers by forging their IP addresses for the phoney business they are alleged to have set up to send the spam. IP addresses are unique to every computer that has an Internet connection, similar to a personís Social Security number. By forging an IP address, one can circumvent spam filters and avoid being reported by those who complain about spam."
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The thing I don't understand, why didn't he quit when he was ahead and just move to a country that had no extradition treaty with the USA.
Amazing how a person can be so smart in one way, and so stupid in another.