ISPs File First Major Anti-Spam Lawsuits

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NEW YORK America Online, Earthlink, Microsoft and Yahoo! last night jointly filed the first major industry lawsuits under the new federal anti-spam law, which went into effect Jan. 1.

The four e-mail and Internet service providers collectively filed six legal complaints in federal courts in California, Georgia, Virginia and Washington state, charging hundreds of defendants with sending bulk unsolicited e-mail messages to the plantiffs’ customers.

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