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Myspace suing cpaempire

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Jdog, Jan 25, 2007.

  1. Jdog

    Jdog Newbie

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    I'm sure most of you have seen this news, but is it affecting anyone here? Personally I think as long as your not phishing accounts your probably somewhat safe.
     
  2. Romestar

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    yea and using proxies ;)
     
  3. SoupNazi

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    GULP :eek:
     
  4. Diamond Damien

    Diamond Damien Owner BlackHatWorld Staff Member Jr. VIP

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    MySpace sues alleged big-time spammer

    News Corp.'s popular social networking site says marketing firm Media Breakaway posted millions of fraudulent messages on users' accounts.

    January 22 2007: 3:48 PM EST

    NEW YORK (Reuters) -- News Corp.'s MySpace said Monday it has sued an e-mail marketing executive for an unspecified amount of damages, saying he and his company were behind millions of junk e-mail, or spam, messages sent to its customers' accounts.
    MySpace, the largest Internet social network with more than 150 million user profiles, filed the lawsuit against Scott Richter in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles last Friday.

    The company also requested a permanent injunction barring Richter, the chief executive of marketing firm Media Breakaway, from entering its network.
    Richter and his associates "arranged for millions of spam 'bulletins"' to be sent from MySpace users' accounts without their knowledge by gaining access to them illegally, according to the lawsuit.
    A representative for Richter was not immediately reachable for comment.
    In 2005, Richter paid $7 million in a post-judgment settlement of a lawsuit filed by Microsoft (Charts) and former New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer for sending e-mail spam.
    MySpace is taking tougher measures against unlawful use of its social network, from the illegal transfer of copyrighted music and entertainment to establishing measures to protect its large population of teenage viewers from adult predators. News Corp. bought the company in September 2005.
     
  5. Diamond Damien

    Diamond Damien Owner BlackHatWorld Staff Member Jr. VIP

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    I've known for awhile that MySpace has been putting pressure on ad and affiliate networks to stop spamming affiliates from invading "their" space. Jon the owner of the WickedFire forum and an Affiliate Summit panelist reports from the Summit that Myspace has announced it will be suing at least 20-25 ad networks. Jon says these are networks that "many of you know all too well. Some really big ones, others are small to medium sized." He says "Myspace is seeking punitive damages from $20 million to $75 million PER network." For now let's call this an unconfirmed rumor but it sounds like we'll hear more after Summit. Jon reports:
    "I have a list of 6 confirmed networks and 14-17 unconfirmed networks, but will hold off on releasing the names of them until I am absolutely sure they are involved. I was debating on releasing the names, but seeing as this is one hell of a blow that will most likely kill off a network, I think it's safer to just wait a bit and see who is really on the list and who isn't."

    "The biggest network being hit is CPA Empire for a staggering $75 million... If this does in fact happen, and the confirmed networks are found guilty, we'll be seeing a lot of people filing for bankruptcy.

    "It's 3am here in Vegas now, just got off the phone with 2 more network CEO's that have confirmed that they are indeed being sued, and both are in the $20M-$30M area. Insane."​
     
  6. karma

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    but so far no other network is confirmed
     
  7. fizzlemahoe

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    what is cpaempire? and what does CPA stand for? is it a spammer network or something
     
  8. erod

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    CPAEmpire is an affiliate network. You make money by promoting other websites. CPA stands for "Cost Per Action". Example...you promote a website that sells memberships to a dating site. For every member that signs up through your affiliate link, you get paid $1. So everytime the "Action" of siging up to the site occurs, you get paid.
     
  9. jamez

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    never heard of cpa
     
  10. cheaplaser

    cheaplaser Junior Member

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    are they suing any other companies besides cpa empire?
    i dont want to join one that is being sued and then they go out of business
     
  11. JackKing0ff

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    funny me neither..AVS AFF but not cpa? gonna check it out:cool:
     
  12. torched

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    Lots of companies are under this lawsuit, it wouldn't suprise me if even clickbooth, cj, and azoogle were also sued.
     
  13. justthinking

    justthinking BANNED BANNED

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    I just thought I would find the oldest thread I could (like many members here do) and drag it back to the top of the forum. I mean it is only a few years old. Surely, it can teach us something. Right?
     
  14. bananahands

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    lol, sure! I was reading through and thought this was news... :confused:

    I saw Diamond Dave's post and was like waaaait a minute something's off he hasn't posted in a year or so.
     
  15. zuk1

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    Anyone got a link for the article?