Monday, December 22, 2008

A christmas and new year update about Herbal King / Elite Herbal.

As can be seen I have been quite lazy blogging lately as non-spam releated work (the part of my business that pays the bills) has taken up too much of my time. But I just wanted to send a little update before the end of 2008. This also marks that we have now passed 1 year since the BBC Radio programme and the raid by Department of Internal Affairs in Christchurch, New Zealand a few days after, really placed some focus on the Herbal King / Elite Herbal (Sancash/Affking) spamming.

The latest development in New Zealand is that Lance Atkinson has now admitted his part in the spamming and have settled with a fine of $100.000 (NZD):

http://www.dia.govt.nz/press.nsf/d77da9b523f12931cc256ac5000d19b6/6e429da5398a47a3cc25752700081a44!OpenDocument

But of course Lance is still facing the legal actions against him by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in United States.

Regarding the case against me in Delhi High Court, India, then currently all of my research is being evaluated by NASSCOM (because of the techincal dept of parts of it) who will report back to Delhi High Court, and the next hearing will be in the end of february 2009, which can be read in the following court document: http://courtnic.nic.in/dhcorder/dhcqrydisp_o.asp?pn=171295&yr=2008

But more interesting regarding the last hearing in October was that I have been told by my lawyer that ________ (*) was actually interested in withdrawing all actions against me, and according to my Lawyer then in India it is normally possible for plaintiff to withdraw a case without any specific reason. However I have no interest in getting the case withdrawn because then it will be much more difficult for me to countersuit afterwards, and Delhi High Court was also quite interested in looking further at my research supporting that ________ (*) was involved in spamming activities. So luckily the case was not allowed to be withdrawn.

So this means that busy with non-spam related work or not then there will definitely be some interesting things happening in the coming year too.

So with this little update I will just wish all of the non-spamming readers of this blog a merry christmas and a happy new year.


(*) Reference to entity has been temporarily removed due to temporary injuction placed on the blog and the author of this blog in the case CS (OS) 218/2008 under process in Delhi High Court. Further information about the injuction (order) can be found here:
http://courtnic.nic.in/dhcorder/dhcqrydisp_o.asp?pn=20089&yr=2008