Better than nuking Romania

The problem with spam isn’t lack of regulation it’s the incredible disparity between the extremely low cost of spamming for the spammer and the potential return. Hopefully these moves by some big companies will start putting some of the cost of spam where it belongs – on the spammers. But if this doesn’t work, there’s always the Romanian option… – AOL, MSN seize spam assets

AOL, the world’s largest Internet service provider, is awarding $20,000 in gold bars, a 2003 Hummer H2 and $75,000 in cash it seized from a major spammer as part of a legal settlement last year. It will hold a sweepstakes on its Web site starting Wednesday.