Two “settlements” this week

And it’s only Wednesday. In the first, DirectRevenue (spyware distributor extraordinaire) settled with the State of Illinois. No cash – just a little “changing of business practices.” Right..we’ve seen that work before.

In the second, our good man Elliot Spitzer took a chunk of flesh out of an email marketing firm (as well as $1.1 million dollars), for using collected email addresses without the addressees’ consent. Now we’re talking.

***UPDATE***

Make that three, if you call going to jail for distributing trojan horses a settlement (you could actually say “four,” if you take into account that this one was a husband and wife team).

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