Anastasia McCleary(pg. 120 SATL)CompuServe, Inc. v. Cyber Promotions, Inc.United States District for the Southern District of Ohio962. F. Supp 1015 (S.D. Ohio 1997)FactsThe defendant sent spam to the plaintiff’s subscribers. The plaintiff asked the defendant to stop sending spam; defendant responded by sending more spam to plaintiff. The plaintiff tried to modify its software to keep spam out; the defendant responded by changing their methodology (spoofing, etc). The plaintiff claims it has received threats from customers to discontinue their services because of the spam. Customers pay the plaintiff in time increments, so the spam costs them money. The plaintiff also claims the emails place significant burdens on its equipment. Plaintiff seeks a preliminary injunction.Procedural HistoryThe plaintiff, internet service provider, was granted a temporary restraining order that enjoined defendant advertising company from using the provider's services to send or receive electronic e-
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E-mail, Internet service provider, Injunction, advertising company, Preliminary injunction, temporary restraining order