Agrees to stop junk e-mails, warn kids about Net dangers
TORONTO - A Canadian man accused of being one of the world\'s biggest spammers has agreed to stop sending the junk messages and plans to educate children about the dangers of the Internet, a newspaper reported Tuesday.
In March, Yahoo! Inc. sued Eric Head, his father and brother as part of a worldwide industry crackdown on hundreds of people sending unsolicited e-mail, or spam.
Yahoo alleged the three men ran a huge spamming operation and sent more than 94 million e-mails in one month alone to users of Yahoo\'s e-mail service.
The three have settled the lawsuit and agreed to pay Yahoo at least $100,000, Toronto\'s Globe and Mail reported in Tuesday\'s editions. The exact amount is confidential, but a lawyer for the family told the newspaper it was \"six figures.\"
Although the lawsuit named all three men, the allegations centered on Eric Head, 25, who ran a bulk e-mail business from the family\'s home in Kitchener, Ontario.
Head has shut down his operation, called Gold Disk Canada, and become a drummer in a rock band.
\"Eric is out of business,\" said Huey Cotton, a Los Angeles lawyer who represented the men. \"He\'s going to play in a band and find a way to use his knowledge to help protect kids on the Internet.\"
In a statement, Head expressed regret.
\"I urge everyone who is involved in the commercial bulk e-mail business to cease all operations unless and until they are completely compliant with the requirements of the new United States anti-spam laws.\"
The settlement was reached several weeks ago and approved by a judge on Thursday.
Cotton said the agreement is not an admission of wrongdoing and the three men neither admit nor deny Yahoo\'s allegations. A lawyer for Yahoo confirmed the settlement but declined further comment.
Spacequad is looking for volunteer story writers. If you think you have what it takes to be a part of our team, then submit your interests by contacting us.
Spacequad AntiSpam Services talks to the registrars and ISPs to get abusive domains terminated. If we encounter spam or network abuse, we let the proper authority know about it. If you find that your spam levels have gone down, its probably because we have had the spammer terminated from doing what they had been doing. Please consider donating to our cause.by using your PayPal, please click on the button below. If you feel that more needs to be done, please let us know, so that we can work with you on that.
Please consider a donation, so we can keep bringing you free services...
I wanted to publicly thank you for the recent work on our web site. Kudos on a job well done!