A Spammer's Revenge

Don't call a junk mailer that, or you could get sued. His right to free speech trumps your right to privacy

Omega World Travel has challenged this article (see their attorneys' letter below). TIME regrets characterizing Omega and its subsidiary as "spammers" without making it clear that "spammer" is merely an allegation by Mumma and that the company's e-mails had complied with federal anti-spam laws.

Imagine that a message plops unbidden into your e-mail In box. Imagine that 10 just like it soon follow, all with a fake return address, none from a name you recognize. You take umbrage. You let it be known on your website that the sender is a scurrilous spammer, a clogger of In boxes,...

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