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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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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik