Farelf Posted January 19, 2008 Share Posted January 19, 2008 What's right and what's legal are two different concepts. Ever been prosecuted for tracking spam? Running a traceroute? Doing a zone transfer? Asking a public internet server for public information that it is configured to provide upon demand? No? Well, David Ritz has. And amazingly, he lost the case. That report in full at North Dakota Judge Gets it Wrong from CircleID. Another report on the case Anti-spammer fined for accessing DNS records of private network from Heise Security.Anti-spam activist David Ritz has been found guilty of trespass on a private DNS server and fined a total of $60,000 in a North Dakota civil court. The action was brought by Sierra Corporate Design, a Nevada internet service provider run by Jerry Reynolds, who has a history of porn spam activities.So, if you ever wondered about the disclaimers given with the whois data and suchlike, be sure the myrmidons of spamdom wonder even harder. Be careful out there. Noticed in grc.spyware NG, credit posters Johannes Niebach and Retired. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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