MAPS Wins First-Round in Spam Case
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A judge Tuesday denied Harris Interactive's request for a temporary restraining order that would have forced anti-spam organization Mail Abuse Prevention System to remove the online researcher from its "Realtime Blackhole List."
The RBL enables clients of MAPS to block the e-mail of companies that do not follow its anti-spam policies.
"This is an important first-round victory for us," said MAPS spokesperson Kelly Thompson.
"The judge realized that Harris' claim of irreparable harm to their business from being placed in the RBL wasn't as strong as they had claimed."
MAPS also announced Tuesday that it has retained the Internet litigation department of law firm Arent Fox. Arent Fox attorney Michael Grow, who successfully litigated the AOL v. Cyberpromo case, will be working on the case.