Facebook Wants $18M Over Spamming Scheme In IP Suit

Law360, New York (April 19, 2012, 7:33 PM EDT) -- Facebook Inc. has asked the California federal judge hearing the remainder of a copyright and unfair competition suit to level more than $18 million in damages against Power Ventures Inc. over alleged violations of computer fraud and spamming laws, according to a brief unsealed Tuesday.

The brief requests the maximum damages from Power Ventures and its founder Steven Vachani, a total of $18.24 million, over the alleged sending of at least 60,000 spam messages to Facebook users, in violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act...
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Facebook, Inc. v. Power Ventures, Inc.


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5:08-cv-05780

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California Northern

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Lucy H. Koh

Date Filed

December 30, 2008

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