Guillotine! Guillotine!

Die, blood-sucking spammer scum!

The Virginia Court of Appeals has upheld the felony conviction of a North Carolina spammer, along with the constitutionality of the three-year-old Virginia Computer Crimes Act. Jeremy Jaynes, 30, was sentenced to nine years in prison.

Great verdict — only nine years isn’t nearly long enough for this piece of human sewage.

In 2003, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Jaynes used computers in his home in North Carolina to send almost 46,500 e-mails with falsified routing and transmission information through AOL’s servers in Loudoun County. In November 2004, a Loudoun jury convicted him of three counts of violating the law’s unsolicited bulk electronic mail provisions.

Everyone hates spammers — they cause billions of dollars a year in lost productivity. I loathe them more than most. I make a living publishing electronic newsletters, and I have to contend with the defenses that ISPs and corporations erect to keep out spam. Dirtballs like Jaynes hurt my livelihood. I’m proud to reside in a state that treats spamming as a serious crime.

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One response to “Guillotine! Guillotine!”

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    Light Horse

    A reasonable punishment would be for the spammer to spend the rest of his life in prison deleting spam e-mails one by one.

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