As Spam Gets Worse, Seek Solace in Verse
Anti-spam startup Habeas offers users a warrant mark that is embedded in the headers of outgoing e-mail that contains a three-line haiku poem and some accompanying copyright and trademark information.Spencer was pleasantly surprised when he spoke to Anne Mitchell, Esq., former director of legal affairs for Mail Abuse Prevention System, or MAPS, to hear that she was now CEO of an anti-spam startup called Habeas. Spencer knew Mitchell was a savvy legal eagle from his investigation of the numerous court battles with which MAPS is constantly besieged, so the Furry One was intrigued when she told him how her new company plans to stop spamusing poetry and the law. Frustrated that current laws dont really define whats illegal spam and what isnt, Mitchells company intends to use copyright infringement law as its spam shield.
Habeas offers users a warrant mark that is embedded in the headers of outgoing e-mail that contains a three-line haiku poem and some accompanying copyright and trademark information. The copyright covers legal protection for the poetry, and the trademark covers the rest of the info in the header. Habeas can then vigorously prosecute, penalize or seek injunctions against spammers who improperly use and abuse the headers under trademark and copyright laws.