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INTERNET Dulles, Va.-based Internet service provider America Online Inc. (AOL) has filed five lawsuits under the Federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (18 U.S.C. 1030 et seq.) and state law against companies and individuals it says send unsolicited bulk e-mails to, among others, AOL customers. Two of the suits name known companies, while the other three name John Does as defendants. AOL alleges that the defendants’ bulk e-mail advertisements, known as “spam,” violate state and federal law, and that they impose costs on the company, unfairly transferring advertising costs from the spammers to AOL. In addition to damages, AOL seeks orders barring the defendants from engaging in any form of unsolicited bulk e-mailing using AOL systems. America Online Inc. v. Byte Night LLC, No. 03-465-A (E.D. Va. April 11); America Online Inc. v. Maryland Internet Marketing Inc., No. 03-469-A (E.D. Va. April 14); America Online Inc. v. Doe, No. 03-472-A (E.D. Va. April 14); America Online Inc. v. Doe, No. 03-473-A (E.D. Va. April 14); America Online Inc. v. Doe, No. 03-474-A (E.D. Va. April 14). FOR PLAINTIFF: Jon L. Praed, Internet Law Group, Arlington, Va.; Everett C. Johnson, Jennifer C. Archie, Abid R. Qureshi, Latham & Watkins, Washington, D.C.

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