First Amendment Now Covers Forum Trolls

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    http://www.dailytech.com/First+Amendment+Now+Covers+Forum+Trolls/article10624.htm

    A California judge reversed decision allowing anonymous persons on net to remain anonymous

    A California judge in the Sixth Appellate District in Santa Clara County last week ruled that anonymous trolls on the Internet are allowed to stay anonymous. Along with remaining anonymous, Internet trolls are able to say what they like, by exercising their First Amendment rights, no matter how belittling is it.

    According to Reuters, the appeals court reversed a decision from 2006 that would have subpoenaed ten anonymous posters on Yahoo’s message board by the COO of a drug service company, Lisa Krinsky.

    The 2006 court case held that ten anonymous message board posters left quite a few harsh comments on the Internet regarding Krinsky, her company, and two officers at her company. One comment referred to Krinsky saying, "I will reciprocate *****oin [sic] with Lisa even though she has fat thighs, a fake medical degree, 'queefs' and has poor feminine hygiene."

    Doe 6, a tag given to the anonymous posters, days later moved in superior court to quash the subpoena. The defendant claims that Krinsky had “failed to state a claim sufficient to overcome his First Amendment rights for either defamation or interference with a contractual or business relationship” and that her “request for injunctive relief was an invalid prior restraint”.

    In 2006, the superior court proposed that the statements made by Doe 6 had the intent of driving down the price of Krinsky’s company to manipulate the stock price. The court, even with the claim and information, decided that Doe 6 was protected under their First Amendment rights. Due to the context of the statements, they are not actionable under Florida’s defamation laws.

    The controversy over Internet anonymity will continue to be fueled by contexts of libel and First Amendment rights but will, at least, allow the contexts of these actions to be narrowed down.
     
  2. SuBe Voluntaryist

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    That is silly because the First Amendments Freedom of Speach Clause only stipulates that the Government Doesn't have the Right to Limit Speach, not Private Entities.
     
  3. Immortalfire In the pale moonlight

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    You won't see that enforced at the Hype, anytime soon.
     
  4. JStorm Arkham

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    IF is the MAN.

    Damn the MAN.

    Damn him.
     
  5. Mister J Enlightened to the Great Darkness

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    :lmao:

    :cmad:
     
  6. raybia Signing off

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    I foresee the Hype making the front page of Google news soon!
     
  7. Immortalfire In the pale moonlight

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    We reserve the right to not put up with trolls that show up for no other reason than to say a movie sucks, and you're a moron for liking it.
     
  8. Wilhelm-Scream Registered

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    Morons hate being identified and being held accountable for their stupidity.
    It's like sunlight to a vampire.
    They act like it's killing them.
     
  9. Drakon I got a rock.

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    That explains the warning tags on things.
     
  10. raybia Signing off

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    edit
     
  11. CyberFaust Registered

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    But isn't that what teh internets are for?:huh:




    ...and porn :o
     
  12. bell110 Drunk on Capitol Hill

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    :up: But, the didn't give much detail on this.
     
  13. Darthphere Kneel before 'Drox!

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    FREEDOM!!!!!!

    [YT]jKDk-mg1J9Q[/YT]
     
  14. CorpusBlack Registered

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    :up:
     
  15. bell110 Drunk on Capitol Hill

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    We need a police state. People are too dumb to govern themselves and be civil.
     
  17. Captain Planet! The Power Is Yours

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    [​IMG]

    Beware of Trolls
     
  18. DV8 Band Loser

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    well I'm glad internet trolls are taken care of but what about Treasure Trolls . . . they're the ones who need the real help now . . .

    [​IMG]
     
  19. CorpusBlack Registered

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    Awesome.
     
  20. Morg Super Moderator

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    That's for sure *waves ax* I have the right to brain them :hehe:
     
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    We are in a policed state.
     
  22. CorpusBlack Registered

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    Not fully. We need soldiers w/ guns in our houses, telling us what to do.
     
  23. jaguarr Be Your Own Hero

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  24. jaguarr Be Your Own Hero

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    The Judge is a great man!
     
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