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San Francisco attorney on crusade to end spam

ABC7 Eyewitness News HD covering Los Angeles and Southern California.

December 27, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
A San Francisco attorney is hoping to protect consumers from spam.Daniel Balsam created the website, Danhatesspam.com, to make a living from suing companies that flood his e-mail with unwanted solicitations.

Balsam has racked up more than $1 million in judgments and settlements with e-mail marketers.

His courtroom foes say balsam is unfairly exploiting anti-spam sentiments and laws, but Balsom says he's just helping clean up the Internet.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.