Yahoo recently won a lawsuit against spammers, with damages totaling $610 million.

"In the lawsuit, filed in May 2008, Yahoo targeted a variety of individuals and companies, accusing them of trying to scam people via a spam campaign that falsely informed email recipients that they had won prizes in a non-existent Yahoo-sponsored lottery," writes Computerworld's Juan Carlos Perez.

"Judge Laura Taylor Swain from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled that Yahoo's allegations are 'uncontroverted' and said the company is entitled to $27 million in statutory damages for trademark infringement and $583 million in statutory damages for violation of the CAN-SPAM Act," Perez writes.

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