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It even gets better ... now you can be sued for being annoying?

By Mickster269 ·
http://www.courttv.com/news/2006/0112/chatroom_suit_ctv.html

"An AOL chatroom named 'Romance ? Older Men' was the scene of unbearable humiliation for one chatter, according to a new lawsuit."

To the tune of $25,000 , no less.

My favorite quote?

"He is an AOL computer thug, that is all he is,"

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Internet Stalking

by BFilmFan In reply to It even gets better ... n ...

Under the new federal law and many state laws, it is a felony to use the Internet to stalk or harass someone.

I am not suprised to see this kind of case emerge with some of the weirdos hanging about in chatrooms.

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Physical Injury

by Choppit In reply to It even gets better ... n ...

How do you inflict "physical injury" in a chatroom?!

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Chat rooms aren't supposed to work that way

by DC Guy In reply to It even gets better ... n ...

A chat room is a place where people can get together with almost no risk. Nobody can touch you, they can't even find out your real name if you don't want them to. If somebody says something to you--or to anybody--that makes you uncomfortable, you can leave instantly.

The other side of that is that there will be a lot of people there whose social skills are not highly developed. By being one of the really smart and charming chatters, you're helping them mature. If someone says something that is really inappropriate, you have the opportunity to tell them so, as nicely and as instructively as possible. If they don't pick up on that and are really determined to be jerks, well then you can go ahead and leave.

Suing someone for something they said in a chat room is like suing someone for going potty in the rest room. Hey, isn't that what the place is for?

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There's an old saying that goes,

by btljooz In reply to It even gets better ... n ...

"If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen."

The person that the link talks about obviously has REAL issues. This will surely come out in court during 'his' 'lawsuit'.

I hope the courts get so clogged with stupid stuff like this that they will be FORCED to repeal that revamp of that ANCIENT law they dug up and re-word it to MEAN what it is INTENDED to do in the first place. THAT is to apply to VoIP.

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so I gonna get sued.

by NZ_Justice In reply to It even gets better ... n ...
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Yes, yes you are.

by Mickster269 In reply to so I gonna get sued.

And I hope the penalty is based on the number of posts you have made.

Dude, if spamming was illegal, you'd be a Class A Felon.

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