Virgin Net, part of the Virgin Group, is to suing a Surrey businessman for using its service to send junk email.
Virgin is sueing Adrian Paris, trading under the name Prophoto UK, for damages for breach of contract and trespassing after he sent more than a quarter of a million junk emails using a Virgin Net account, according tot he Virgin suit. It is believed to be the first legal case about spamming in the UK.
Virgin Net claims that it received ?thousands of complaints? following the ProPhoto spamming and that it also disrupted its computer system
?As an ISP we have a responsibility to protect our customers from potential spamming and by pursuing this case we hope that spammers will think twice before sending any unsolicited email out in the future,? said David Johnson, business development director for Virgin Net.
Virgin Net believes that an estimated 40 hours of management time have been wasted investigating the alleged spamming activities of Paris.
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