Whether An Online Computer Service Can Prevent A Commercial Enterprise From Sending Unsolicited Electronic Mail To Its Subscribers

In CompuServe v. Cyberpromotions, the court determined whether an online computer service can prevent a commercial enterprise from sending unsolicited electronic mail to its subscribers. The court determined that a preliminary injunction was valid to prevent this unsolicited spamming from occurred that was causing a trespass to chattels or personal property.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What is SPAM?
What are the standards for granting a preliminary injunction?
What are the facts involved and the parties?
What did the court determine?
What is the significance of this case?

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