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ISP Sues Marketer of Bob Vila Web Site


— March 5, 2004

An Internet service provider sued the operator and online marketer of the BobVila.com home improvement Web site on Thursday for allegedly violating a new federal anti-spam law.

In a suit filed in federal court in San Francisco, Hypertouch Inc., a small Internet service provider based in Foster City, Calif., accused BVWebTies LLC and BlueStream Media of sending e-mail ads for Bob Vila’s “Home Again Newsletter” to recipients who had specifically requested to be removed from that e-mail list.

The unwanted e-mail also allegedly contained inaccurate address information of the sender.

Such practices, which spammers commonly use to hide their tracks, were banned under the anti-spam law that went into effect Jan. 1. The law sets guidelines on how and to whom spam can be sent.

Details here from the AP via Findlaw.com.


An Internet service provider sued the operator and online marketer of the BobVila.com home improvement Web site on Thursday for allegedly violating a new federal anti-spam law.

In a suit filed in federal court in San Francisco, Hypertouch Inc., a small Internet service provider based in Foster City, Calif., accused BVWebTies LLC and BlueStream Media of sending e-mail ads for Bob Vila’s “Home Again Newsletter” to recipients who had specifically requested to be removed from that e-mail list.

The unwanted e-mail also allegedly contained inaccurate address information of the sender.

Such practices, which spammers commonly use to hide their tracks, were banned under the anti-spam law that went into effect Jan. 1. The law sets guidelines on how and to whom spam can be sent.

Details here from the AP via Findlaw.com.

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