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Old Dec 21st, 2006, 10:37 PM   #1
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Is it illegal to sign up someone elses email address to a list or website that would then send that email spam?

Is unsolicited email spam illegal to begin with?

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Old Dec 22nd, 2006, 11:03 AM   #2
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Spam is illegal unless somehow agreed to...signing somebody up is not expressly illegal, but could be harassment etc
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Old Dec 23rd, 2006, 11:42 AM   #3
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Thanks,

Here is a complicated scenario.

What if party A used a service to sign up party B for email spam, knowing full well that such action might result in harrassment. Who would be liable? Party A? the service? the spammers?
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Old Dec 23rd, 2006, 01:26 PM   #4
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Old Mar 5th, 2008, 06:16 PM   #5
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Dammit.
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Old Aug 21st, 2008, 01:14 PM   #6
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The Spammers if there isnt an Opt Out
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Old Oct 6th, 2008, 12:00 PM   #7
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The spammers are always liable no matter what if it is truly spam. Sending spam is illegal. If somebody signs you up and you don't want to be signed up that if fraud and it too can be pursued if you are damaged.
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Old Feb 5th, 2009, 08:42 PM   #8
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I have another scenario: I had an email address that was hijacked by a hacker. What if I sign up that email address for spam? Resulting in inconvenience to the hacker. It's still rightfully my email address right?
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Old Feb 6th, 2009, 01:04 PM   #9
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Odd it seems... but you can do it yes.
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Old Nov 22nd, 2009, 02:27 AM   #10
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Spam is illegal unless somehow agreed to...signing somebody up is not expressly illegal, but could be harassment etc

A woman working at a SUNY College (we worked together at Adelphia Call Center) in Western NY signed me up for spam. TONS of it. It's a good thing That gmail has a great spam filter.

She also uploaded my information to Warez sites. The problem is, try to prove it was that person.

My only proof - she hit my web page exactly at the same time she was uploading my personal information to the warez sites.

She continues to sign me up for spam til this day -- she's been doing it for two years.
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