Court Lets Spammer Off The Hook

Bad news for your Inbox: The Virginia Supreme Court struck down an anti-spam law that was used to convict Jeremy Jaynes, a North Carolina man who was was sending 10 million junk e-mails a day. The Supreme Court said that Virginia’s law violated the First Amendment and overturned Jaynes’ 2004 felony conviction. He was serving a nine-year sentence.

Jaynes was tried in Virginia because he was using an AOL (TWX) server in the state to send the e-mails.

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