Link: Everybody Is Crazy.
Some state governments have been going after the writers of spyware. This is an ineffective strategy.
They should be going after the money on both ends: those who provide the capital, and those who receive the revenue from said spyware – often, it is large, well-known corporations operating through several proxies. That’s the only way I see to curtail the problem.
Here is a comprehensive list of the firms that bankroll spyware writers.