Judge Stops Spammer From Selling e-mail Lists

A U.K. court has ruled that Paul Martin McDonald can no longer sell lists of Hotmail addresses. McDonald had been selling the addresses through his company Bizads, and Microsoft claimed that his actions have damaged the reputation of Microsoft's e-mail service, which the court seemed to agree with. Bizads claimed that those who were on the list consented to their e-mail being there, the Judge disagreed however as numerous complaints were filed by those on the list.

"IT law expert Struan Robertson called the ruling a "good result in the battle against spam." Robertson, who is a senior associate at Pinsent Masons solicitors, said the result is interesting as it is one of the first times PECR has been used to stop someone selling lists for spam."
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