In June of 2007, another top spammer had been arrested on multiple charges relating form his criminal spam activities. Today NetworkWorld reports that spammer Min Kim has received a longer-than-average prison term when convicted of spamming due of the amount of money earned as a result of the illegal activates.
Kim kept detailed business records that showed a profit of over $250,000 USD as a result of spamming activities. The normal sentence for a convicted spammer is 24 to 30 months in prison. However, thanks to Kim’s admitted $250,000 profit the judge bumped the sentence up to 30 to 37 months even though Kim was a first time offender.
This case could set a precedent that sees spammers serving longer prison terms than before when convicted. The sentence was handed down by U.S. District Judge Lewis Babcock. According to Aaron Kornblum, senior attorney with Microsoft’s Internet Safety Enforcement Team this is the first time that CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 laws were used in this manner.
The judge used a CAN-SPAM stipulation that says in the absence of direct proof of the amount of monetary loss a spammers activities caused a judge could base a sentence on the amount of profit a spammer made.
quote: When someone sends me an advertisement in the postal mail-- they paid the entire mailing fee.
quote: Spam doesn't do nearly the damage that those pointless fliers do.
quote: They also have to buy the devices that filter and reduce spam just so email remains useful for work purposes.
quote: It has to either be wrestled down to a legitimate business or punished with criminal repercussions.
quote: but wordsworth got to me.
quote: please understand, english isn't my speciality.
quote: You cannot just expose a child to sex or violence and expect it not to take a toll on their mental health.
quote: children to have multiple sexual partners at 13
quote: I hope his jailmates all have received spam from him in the past. ;) Bubba would never be as violent as he would be on that guy.
quote: I don't think it's harmful for kids to see naked bodies.
quote: Was it really so different for you?
quote: These days the Playboy girls are as boring as all H-E-double hockey sticks.
quote: Sorry pal, your arguments supporting spam seem to drift further afield, and you're entering territory that is dangerous, if not outright reprehensible.
quote: I find it both disheartening and alarming that there's a person we trust our children with having such an unconventional attitude toward early development and pornography.
quote: Luckily, the courts and general society disagree with you.
quote: All evidence to the contrary. One has to wonder at what you would consider "exciting".
quote: That's not what was written, you are either trolling or lack reading comprehension.
quote: On the other hand wordsworm is quite wrong about freedom of speech, freedom of speech does not allow for one to impose an audience, that audience has be be volutary.