CompuServe and bulk e-mailer Cyber Promotions said in a statement today that they will petition the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio to enter an order accepting a consent agreement between the two parties. The order would prohibit Cyber Promotions from sending any unsolicited e-mail to CompuServe subscribers and would also require Cyber Promotions to prohibit any of its customers from sending unsolicited e-mail to CompuServe subscribers. Cyber Promotions will also pay $65,000 to CompuServe for legal fees.
Cyber Promotions will be permitted to purchase advertising on CompuServe describing its commercial message service to CompuServe subscribers. Such purchases may be used to partially offset Cyber Promotions payment of CompuServe's legal fees.
CompuServe won a temporary restraining order against Cyber Promotions last October. The final consent order makes this permanent.
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