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April 11, 2005

Free Jeremy Jaynes!

As you've no doubt heard, last week a Virginia judge upheld a November 2004 jury recommendation that spam king Jeremy Jaynes serve nine years for breaking that state's spam law. But in a new opinion piece for BetaNews, I argue that the sentence, which is under appeal, does not fit the crime and threatens to make a martyr of Jaynes.

(P.S. For the sarcasm-impaired, I'm just kidding with that headline. Personally, I hope he enjoys his time with Bubba. I'm just predicting that the harsh sentence is going to backfire. I hope I'm wrong.)

Posted by brian at April 11, 2005 3:41 PM


I think the should make him refund every order he's ever taken to start!

Posted by: at April 16, 2005 1:31 AM

I know spam canbe anoying, but someone to serve 9 years in Jail for is too far, banning using a computer for life , thats okay. I mean here in england, for raping someone you get average 3 years, now is jeremys actions as bad as that?

I hate spam, I also hate adverts on telly when Im watching a good movie, but hey I know I wont die from it.

The real reason I think is that the government dont want people to make millionaires of them selves so easily, it will effect the economy of us, if this became a trend, could become very dangerous.

Also I think he is getting a lot of hate becuase he has made a lot of money from it, which means us humans have to show our jealous side! when will we learn.

Posted by: Nas at April 16, 2005 7:35 PM


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