Class Action Fraud Suit Filed Against Yahoo Over Adware & Domain Distribution

Via Threadwatch, Suit Levels Spyware, Typosquatting Allegations at Yahoo at the Washington Post covers a class action lawsuit filed against Yahoo and others claiming "syndication fraud" over how Yahoo ads are allegedly displayed through spyware, adware and domain parking programs that involve "typo domains."

Ben Edelman, who has authored a number of reports on this subject such as this recent one, now jumps from researcher mode to being one of the attorneys in the case.

A copy of the filing is here (PDF format).

Postscript Barry: Eric Goldman has a much more comprehensive write up from a legal perspective on this case at his blog.