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Judge Awards $1 Billion in Internet Spam Case

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Judge Awards $1 Billion in Internet Spam Case

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Judge Awards $1 Billion in Internet Spam Case

Judge Awards $1 Billion in Internet Spam Case

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A federal judge orders three companies to pay a total of $1 billion to a small Iowa Internet service provider whose servers were jammed by unsolicited e-mails. It's believed to be the largest judgment ever against spammers. Last year, spammers clogged the ISP to the point of shutting it down. NPR's Ted Robbins reports.

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