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March 30, 1998 | GREG MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
EarthLink Network Inc. is expected to announce today that it has won a $2-million consent judgment in its suit against CyberPromotions Inc., a notorious distributor of unsolicited e-mail advertisements commonly referred to as spam. The judgment is also expected to prohibit CyberPromotions and its founder, Sanford Wallace, from targeting EarthLink subscribers with spam or engaging in a number of other spam-related activities.
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May 20, 2000 | ELIZABETH DOUGLASS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pacific Bell must pay rival Covad Communications more than $27.2 million in damages and costs for illegally obstructing the company's competing high-speed Internet access service, an arbitration panel ruled. The decision, released this week by the panel, stems from a long-running case brought by Santa Clara, Calif.-based Covad against PacBell, the state's largest local phone company.
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BUSINESS
February 19, 1999 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
GoTo.com Inc., a Pasadena-based Internet search engine company, said it is suing Walt Disney Co. and Infoseek Corp. to bar them from using a logo for their new Go Network of Web sites because it resembles GoTo's logo. In the suit filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, GoTo.com alleges that Disney's logo confuses consumers because it is so similar to the white lettering on a green traffic light that GoTo.com has been using since December 1997.
BUSINESS
December 29, 1999 | From Reuters
A DVD industry group said Tuesday it has filed suit against dozens of Web site operators for allegedly posting a DVD copying program that the group says is illegal and could destroy the fast-growing new format. At the heart of the complaint is a program written by a Norwegian programmer that foils the encryption that prevents DVDs, or digital videodiscs, from being copied.
BUSINESS
May 20, 2000 | ELIZABETH DOUGLASS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pacific Bell must pay rival Covad Communications more than $27.2 million in damages and costs for illegally obstructing the company's competing high-speed Internet access service, an arbitration panel ruled. The decision, released this week by the panel, stems from a long-running case brought by Santa Clara, Calif.-based Covad against PacBell, the state's largest local phone company.
BUSINESS
December 29, 1999 | From Reuters
A DVD industry group said Tuesday it has filed suit against dozens of Web site operators for allegedly posting a DVD copying program that the group says is illegal and could destroy the fast-growing new format. At the heart of the complaint is a program written by a Norwegian programmer that foils the encryption that prevents DVDs, or digital videodiscs, from being copied.
BUSINESS
February 19, 1999 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
GoTo.com Inc., a Pasadena-based Internet search engine company, said it is suing Walt Disney Co. and Infoseek Corp. to bar them from using a logo for their new Go Network of Web sites because it resembles GoTo's logo. In the suit filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, GoTo.com alleges that Disney's logo confuses consumers because it is so similar to the white lettering on a green traffic light that GoTo.com has been using since December 1997.
BUSINESS
March 30, 1998 | GREG MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
EarthLink Network Inc. is expected to announce today that it has won a $2-million consent judgment in its suit against CyberPromotions Inc., a notorious distributor of unsolicited e-mail advertisements commonly referred to as spam. The judgment is also expected to prohibit CyberPromotions and its founder, Sanford Wallace, from targeting EarthLink subscribers with spam or engaging in a number of other spam-related activities.
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