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US Court Denies Spamhaus Domain Suspension



5:21 pm on Oct 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

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A US judge has denied a request to order internet registrars to suspend Spamhaus's domain, easing concerns that the spam blocking service might be interrupted.

Judge Charles Kocoras turned down a motion from e360 Insight, a firm that sued Spamhaus after the anti-spam organisation blacklisted its domains over alleged spamming, in the latest chapter in an ongoing legal tussle between the two organisations.

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Judge Kocoras order (PDF):

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6:45 pm on Oct 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Good news because my spam levels have never been higher.
When are they going to start seizing the assets of the REAL spam criminals?


7:58 pm on Oct 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

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The most important part for me of e360's request was the second injunction -
In its moving papers, e360 requested three forms of relief for the claimed noncompliance: first,
suspension of Spamhaus’s domain name until it complies with the terms of the injunction; second, steps to
prevent third parties from accessing Spamhaus’s technology or permission to add them as defendants to this suit
if they continue to do so
; and third, a monetary sanction against Spamhaus for each day that it fails to comply with
the injunction. When e360 appeared in court to present the motion, we noted the breadth of the requested relief
and directed e360 to submit a draft order that was more tailored.
emphasis added Source: ICANN [icann.org...]

i.e. if others continue use Spamhous list, they will be sued. :(

[edited by: Tapolyai at 7:59 pm (utc) on Oct. 20, 2006]


8:21 pm on Oct 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Not really suprising that a Judge squashed this. I suspect if they appeal it, they will find the same result.


8:58 pm on Oct 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I'm not surprised either. The US courts aren't even within their jurisdiction on this matter. I also expect the same results(in favor of Spamhaus) the next time this comes up.


7:43 am on Oct 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Sorry to sound simple and all, but If I were to live in a world where spammers could litigate antispammers to bankrupty, man, that would suck a lot.

I wish there was a special disease affecting only spammers that would put them all to terrible suffering and ultimately, death.


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