In Facebook, Inc. v. Max Bounty, Inc.(N.D. Cal. Apr. 28, 2011), U.S. District Court Judge Jeremy Fogel struck a serious blow to spammers who had transitioned from “mere” email schemes to social networking platforms like Facebook.
Facebook argued that communications on its website fall within the meaning of federally regulated “electronic messages” under the Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act of 2003 (“CAN-SPAM Act”). The court agreed.
Facebook Strikes A Blow To Social Media Spammers - Ben Kerschberg - Law & Technology - Forbes