AOL successfully sues Netvision over unsolicited e-mails.
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Internet company America Online has won a civil lawsuit against Netvision Audiotext, a company it accused of sending unsolicited pornographic e-mail to AOL (A division of Time Warner, Inc., New York, NY, www.aol.com) The world's largest online information service with access to the Internet, e-mail, chat rooms and a variety of databases and services. members.
Netvision will now have to pay an undisclosed amount in monetary damages, stop sending the unsolicited e-mail to AOL members through its webmaster affiliates and provide information to AOL during future investigations.
The lawsuit was filed in January 2001 and alleged that Netvision was in violation of the Virginia Computer Crimes Act, the Federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act is a law passed by the United States Congress in 1986 intended to reduce "hacking" of computer systems. It was amended in 1994, 1996 and in 2001 by the USA PATRIOT Act. and other statutes.
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