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american lawyer media news service Atlanta-United Parcel Service of America Inc. is tackling computer spam with a federal suit that seeks more than $1 million in damages from unnamed spammers. Accusing spammers of using UPS’ domain name and its employee and customer lists to market sexual products, lawyers for UPS have secured from U.S. District Judge Jack T. Camp an emergency order. It has allowed them to subpoena computer data from Internet servers to track down and identify the offenders. UPS v. John Does One-Ten, No. 103CV1639 (N.D. Ga. June 13, 2003). In June, the Atlanta-based parcel delivery service sued individuals identified only as John Does One-Ten, seeking an injunction that would bar them from transmitting e-mail messages that either purport to originate from UPS or use its trademark. According to the suit, the spammers began sending thousands of unsolicited advertisements to UPS customers in March. The e-mails contained headers that made them appear to have originated from UPS or its employees, the suit claims.

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