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US Courts Help Protect ISPs

US courts help protect Internet service providers

SURREY, British Columbia -- WIZARD IT SERVICES: With the recent court judgement that ruled in favour of anti-spam company Kaspersky Labs, the courts have now given Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and their customers the right to 'Just Say No...' to email marketing and other types of spam.

Wizard IT, a leading Canadian anti-spam solutions provider, is delighted with the outcome of the case, which now gives consumers and their Internet providers the legal right to restrict access to material that the provider or user considers to be “obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, excessively violent, harassing, or otherwise objectionable”.

The lawsuit against Kaspersky Labs was launched in The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington by Zango, an online media company, to try and get its programs reclassified as non threatening and to prevent Kaspersky's anti-spam and security software from blocking its programs. With a decision in favour of Kapersky's anti-spam program, the courts set a precedent which would give ISPs the right to track, label and even block spam and malware that might be harmful to its customers.

Michael Peddemors, President of Wizard IT, Services has always believed in the rights of people to limit the amount of emails they receive from email marketing companies.

“We are very pleased with the judgment because it supports our belief that consumers have the right to choose what emails they receive and what emails they reject. I strongly believe that the protection of consumers must be the main priority of all ISPs and email operators,” said Michael Peddemors.

Wizard IT Services

Kaspersky Lab

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