MySpace has won a USD234m judgement from a pair of alleged spammers, reports Associated Press (AP). The award, handed down in a Los Angeles federal court, is possibly the largest ever made under the US federal anti-spamming law known as CAN-SPAM, which was enacted in 2003.
According to AP, the case was won against two of the internet’s leading spam defendants, Sanford Wallace and Walter Rines. Wallace, widely known as the “spam king”, once headed a firm that in the 1990s spewed out as many as 30m junk e-mails per day.
The award was made after Wallace and Rines failed to show up in court.