New York State files major lawsuit for Spyware violations
At the end of April, New York state filed a major suitsuit against a company which includes tracking and monitoring agents in some of it's free software offerings.
Adware/spyware vendor sued over 'invasive' software
Fines against Intermix Media could reach $1.85B
APRIL 28, 2005 (COMPUTERWORLD) - New York state has gone on the attack against spyware and adware by filing a lawsuit against a Los Angeles-based marketing company that allegedly installed the "invasive" software onto consumers' computers without proper notice as part of free software downloads.