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Facebook Scores $3 Million Win in Spammer Lawsuit

Instagram_spamFacebook was awarded on Wednesday $3 million in damages and a permanent injunction against Power Ventures Inc. and founder Steve Vachani.

The win came after a drawn-out battle against Vachani and Power Ventures, which had allegedly violated copyright and spamming laws by sending tens of thousands of unsolicited spam messages to Facebook users.

“We are pleased with today’s ruling awarding over $3 million in damages and injunctive relief,” Craig Clark, associate general counsel for Facebook, said in a statement. “We will continue to enforce our rights against bad actors who seek to harm Facebook and the people who use it.”

Read the court filing in full below.

Facebook v. Power Ventures and Steve Vachani

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work