The Sunnyvale, California man now faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine, with a preliminary hearing scheduled for next month on charges of threatening to injure someone.
And lemme see... these spammers at worst can get, oh, say, $1000 fine per mail. Yes, the guy went too far. But there was no effective way of getting rid of spam completely, aside from direct action. The "Sunnyvale man" was being harrassed by e-mail. How do you stop someone who's got your address but will not stop sending mail to you?
And if you believe the owner of the company the person was harrassing when he says "we don't spam", please, please, please go away. I don't need any more stupid people in my life.