The Federal Trade Commission has won a .5 million verdict against a California-based adult Web site operation the FTC charged with operating an illegal billing scam.
Under the CAN-SPAM Act, the defendants are liable for the illegal spam sent by their affiliates because the defendants “initiated” the e-mail by paying others to send it on their behalf.
"AKA they told me it was too much." In a freewheeling half-hour Q&A, Dunham, 28, grabbed a News reporter's lap top to type out her patented observational humor about the future of her acclaimed HBO comedy, her femme-ship with Taylor Swift and filming in her home town of New York City. READ THE FULL CHAT WITH LENA DUNHAM HERE When one Brooklynite complained that "Girls" was contributing to the gentrification of his Bushwick neighborhood and that his landlord had hiked the rent every year since the show debuted, Dunham had her social treatise ready. "Daniel Day Lewis congratulated us after we won the Golden Globe — he said 'nice job, Girls' which was all he had to say." Unfortunately for sci-fi geeks, the Force was not strong with her when it came to spilling any secrets of "Girls" co-star Adam Driver's classified role on the upcoming "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." "He literally won't even confirm he's in 'Star Wars,'" said Dunham.
"Though I accidentally confirmed it on Twitter before he was announced and it was way worse/more embarrassing than when I enrage neo-cons or misspell something." Dunham turned a little more serious when talking about the legacy of her show, which has been called the voice of a generation for women of a certain age.
Rather than use the lists to confirm that potential customers had valid cards, the defendants debited the cards for Web site services the cardholders had never used.
In addition to the million in damages, the court judgment will ban the primary defendant from owning or controlling, holding a managerial position, serving as an officer, or in a consulting position for any business that handles consumers' credit or debit card accounts.