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Spambusting London-based Internet outfit BiblioTech has chalked up a major victory in the war against junk email. It has taken on and beaten US spam supremo Sam Khuri – the man behind bulk spamming company Benchmark Print Supply – in the US. Khuri has to pay BiblioTech an undisclosed sum in damages and will have to pay $1000 to any individual affected by future spamming activities. He also faces a bill for legal costs. The scope of the ruling extends beyond BiblioTech and encompasses "all Internet users and service providers", according to today's Financial Times. In April 1999, BiblioTech rejected an offer form Khuri to settle out of court. Khuri had refused to guarantee he wouldn't spam again and consequently BiblioTech decided to go all the way. Back in January, BiblioTech pledged it would take action against anyone using its Postmaster service to distribute spam – even if this meant taking the fight to the US courts. According to the FT, this is a landmark victory in the war against spam. ® Related Stories UK anti-spam minnow takes on US big fish UK ISP takes anti-spam crusade to US

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