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Don't flame or you could be sued

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by tripwire45, Jan 18, 2006.

  1. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    It's just amazing what you can find on a news site.
    http://www.courttv.com/news/2006/0112/chatroom_suit_ctv.html
     
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  2. arisen

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    What a joke
     
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  3. Fergal1982

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    it will be a dark day in the cyberworld if this suit goes through. just goes to show how daft americans can be (waits for a lawsuit.... no? ok then) sometimes. why doesnt the guy sue the postal service for a slightly dogeared letter?

    Fergal
     
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  4. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    Damned heavyweight legal-speak !!! :eek:


    EDIT: Can a Mod remove my comments please ? I just slandered an attorney :blink
     
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  5. Fergal1982

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    is that a deliberate oxymoron gav?
     
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  6. Bluerinse
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    To me it is just typical of the people that insist on using AOL :dry
     
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  7. JonnyMX

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    Ha ha, OAL users.
    Amazed that the forum worked in the OAL browser.

    *OAL is a fictitious ISP created by me and any similarity with existing ISPs, living or dead, or AOL, is entirely coincidental*
     
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  8. Pie Eater

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    lol nice one Jonny :D
     
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  9. Phoenix
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    Phoenix 53656e696f7220 4d6f64

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    only in the america (at the moment)
    and thank hell for that!
     
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  10. zxspectrum

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    Just been reading that article, and i dont know what is worse

    letting people know that he is sad and lonely or that he uses AOL lol

    "He just came in slamming on me, saying all kinds of derogatory crap: that I was a fat, bald, broke old man who sits around in a rusted wheelchair," said Charpentier, who has a chronic back injury. "I don't even own a wheelchair."

    YEAH I KNOW I WANT THAT ONE :D
     
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  11. Baba O'Riley

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    I just love this quote. Their society is so rough you end up in court for calling someone bald :blink . I'm not sure what he means by "cursing or attacking their dignity can give you a cause of action," does he mean dropping the nut on someone? :twisted:
     
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  12. jodsclass

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    The web is a dangerous tool with regards defamation. Flame wars lead to libel, often in the hope of reducing the communities view of an individual or group. I did a large part of my 3rd year of my degree studying ICT & The Law and Defamation is a very real issue with the internet, and charges can be brought. Ill dig out some case law from my files tommorow and post them up on here.

    Be careful what you say, the net has relative permanency with regards your comments, especially now with google caching & mirroring.

    Be warned :P

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  13. Sandy

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    Welcome to the land of "Free Speech"
     
  14. oush

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    please tell me this is some kind of a joke! WTF
     
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