Affiliates Sufficient for Jurisdiction over Principal

  Recently, the United States District Court for the District of Maryland heard arguments in the matter of Beyond Systems v. Keynetics. The Plaintiff, Beyond Sysytems, a Maryland Internet service provider, alleged that Keynetics, based in Idaho, is liable for the bulk e-mailing practices of its affiliates, thus conferring personal jurisdiction over Keynetics in Maryland. Keynetics maintains the “Clickbank Read More

Harvesting Anti-Spam Suit Filed

  A new suit is expected to be filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. The suit, in the name of “Project Honey Pot,” an entity owned by Unspam Technologies, seeks to discover the identity of the organizations that “harvest” e-mail addresses from the web in order to resell them to marketers, typically unsolicited bulk e-mailers.   A “honey pot” in the information Read More

Boring Spammers to Stop Spam?

  New technological methods of retarding spamming efforts are currently being implemented by a Canadian ISP. The system works by retarding the communications between incoming mail servers and incoming messages. While most mail servers accept messages almost instantaneously, the technology, dubbed “Traffic Control,” artificially extends the time between the time the incoming mail message seeks to be delivered, Read More