MySpace Files Spam Lawsuit

Los Angeles-based MySpace said today that it has sued a user for violation of state and federal anti-spam laws. MySpace said that it has filed suit against Scott Richter and others for violation of the CAN-SPAM Act and California's anti-spam statute, and that it is seeking a permanent injunction barring Richter and others from MySpace, in addition to monetary damages. MySpace alleges that Richter and his associates spent millions of spam bulletins from MySpace offering ringtones, polo shirts, and other products. According to MySpace, Richter was the target of both Microsoft and former New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer over his email campaigns.