Thought for the month

“Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.”

Napoleon Hill, American writer (1883-1970).

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Expensive Spam

My local supermarket sells Spam (340g) for £1.72, about $2.75. Last month a Canadian Superior Court upheld the decision of a US court (canadian-spammer-1-billion). It fined a certain Mr Adam Guerbuez $100 US in damages and an additional $100 US in punitive damages for each of the spam messages that Facebook said he posted with users in 2008. Unfortunately for Mr Guerbuez the judgement refers to a mere 4,366,386 spam messages. The fines therefore amount to $873,277,200. Mr Guerbuez has filed for bankruptcy. He has also been banned from using Facebook.

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