As recent suits and settlements prove, social networking sites like MySpace and Facebook are dropping the legal hammer on spammers. But the long-term impact of such actions remains to be seen, according to lawyers. "Do these lawsuits work in the sense of recovering monetary awards? Only occasionally," said a DLA Piper litigator who works on spam cases. "I think more important to these companies is the chilling effect it has on spam."
Can MySpace Suits Can the Spam?
August 21, 2008