Facebook are suing...?
Isn't it the users who were spammed? As Facebook evidently knows who they are, will they be receiving their cut of any damages awarded?
Facebook has launched a lawsuit against infamous junk mail merchant Sanford "Spamford" Wallace. Wallace, along with co-defendants Las Vegas night club manager Adam Arzoomanian and Scott Shaw, face charges of violating the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003. Mediapost adds the the suit covers allegations that Wallace and his business …
Speaking as a Stupid 'Merkin™, I can only heartily agree with your observation on laws in which legislators appear to have spent more time coming up with a cool acronym (CAN-SPAM, USA PATRIOT) than on the actual legislation itself.
Another kind of law that sets my bullshit alarm to clangin' is laws named after people (Adam's Law, Kendra's Law, Amber's Law), usually some over-the-top howling crap ostensibly intended to curb the kidnapping and exploitation of young children.
Hey, anything that involves opening a big can 'o whoopass on spammers is good in my book, if Facebook is willing to stump up the time and legal fees.
Granted, I'd much rather be looking at Spamford Wallace through the sights of a Barrett .50 than waving a legal brief at him, as the lawyers don't seem to have as much effect.
The National Enquirer, USA's Sun equivalent, always found it more profitable to print dirt on celebrities, pay the fine, and pocket the difference.
Spamford's been around for a long, long time. He has a history of getting sued and losing. Perhaps in the end he's still making a profit.