MySpace gunning for Spam King


MySpace and Fox Interactive are launching a big offensive against spammers. Their fired their first fusillade against Scott Richter, a self proclaimed “Spam King” who operates, and Media Breakaway.

MySpace is suing Richter in the US District Court of Los Angeles and charges that Richter is in violation of the Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act and California’s anti-spam statute, according to some news reports. Richter has tussled with the law in the past, and has been sued many times.

Richter had declared bankruptcy following a suit by Microsoft, and for a while it seemed that he had cleaned up his act, but that apparently is not the case. Sometimes, a spammer is just a spammer.

Richter maybe the first, but definitely not the last. MySpace’s moves are causing a lot of concern at the Affiliate Summit West that concluded today in Las Vegas. MySpace in recent days has started to flex muscle against unlawful activity on its network.



Scott Richter has been bending the CAN-SPAM law for years. MySpace better be prepared for a long battle if Scott is to be sent to prison. Otherwise, he is just going to come back even bigger than before due to the publicity stunt … like he had done in the past. Law suits isn’t exactly new to him anyway.


Art Vandalay

MySpace supporting Amber Alerts? WTF?!! I can’t wait for the first amber alert that targets a deadbeat pedophile wife-beater who vowed on his MySpace page that “paybacks are hell” to his ex-wife and their love-child. At least the cops will know to start looking on MySpace for these assholes…


If this isn’t the pot calling the kettle black then may I be struck by lightning.

I’m still here.

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