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Postby Madison » Mon Aug 24, 2009 3:15 pm

Blogger who trashed model is angry at Google

Port was identified as the author of a site on Google's Blogger.com that had published anonymous remarks about Vogue cover model Liskula Cohen's hygiene and sexual habits.

Cohen sued to have the blogger identified, arguing that the comments on the site were defamatory.

But Port says that her privacy was violated, and that she has a right to her opinions.



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Re: Beez careful what ya say on ze interwebz!

Postby Pogotheostrich » Mon Aug 24, 2009 4:13 pm

But Port says that her privacy was violated, and that she has a right to her opinions.


To me those are two very different things. Yes, she has a right to her opinions. No, she doesn't have a right to anonymity after she posted her opinions for the entire world to see
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Postby Snakes Gould » Mon Aug 24, 2009 4:29 pm

eh i would disagree. when i make a comment here on the cafe i dont think anyone has the right to demand who the real snakes gould is. hell, if that was the case, i think weirsy would be getting death threats everyday in the mail!
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Postby acsguitar » Mon Aug 24, 2009 4:49 pm

That sets a dangerous precedent
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Re: Beez careful what ya say on ze interwebz!

Postby bigken117 » Mon Aug 24, 2009 5:12 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote: No, she doesn't have a right to anonymity after she posted her opinions for the entire world to see


This.

Snakes Gould wrote:eh i would disagree. when i make a comment here on the cafe i dont think anyone has the right to demand who the real snakes gould is.


Not this.

Why be tough enough to say something over the internet you wouldn't say to somebody's face?


Whether or not the remarks were slanderous, I think the first amendment should have the blogger's back.
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Postby JTWood » Mon Aug 24, 2009 5:24 pm

acsguitar wrote:That sets a dangerous precedent

This precedent was set long before this event. This process of suing the blog host to reveal the blogger's identity has been going on for quite a while. Bloggers have been getting in trouble each time, and it will continue to happen. There is absolutely a difference between free speech and slander/defamation. Just because you're "blogging" doesn't mean you're immune.
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Postby AussieDodger » Mon Aug 24, 2009 8:10 pm

Snakes Gould wrote:eh i would disagree. when i make a comment here on the cafe i dont think anyone has the right to demand who the real snakes gould is.


They don't need to, it has already been established.

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bigken117 wrote:Why be tough enough to say something over the internet you wouldn't say to somebody's face?


This.

(Although bigken would probably be saying it to someone's belly button) O:-)
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Re: Beez careful what ya say on ze interwebz!

Postby Yoda » Mon Aug 24, 2009 8:37 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote:
But Port says that her privacy was violated, and that she has a right to her opinions.


To me those are two very different things. Yes, she has a right to her opinions. No, she doesn't have a right to anonymity after she posted her opinions for the entire world to see


+1

People hide behind their screen name and feel that they can say/do anything they want. We need to start holding people accountable for their actions (i.e. cyber bulling is huge among teens). You can't just start posting lies about other people because you feel like it. I hope Cohen wins the defamation suit.
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Re: Beez careful what ya say on ze interwebz!

Postby knapplc » Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:29 pm

I would behave toward every one of you in person the same way I behave here. I would just come across nicer because everyone would see from my tone and inflection that about 97% of the time I don't take me seriously. I don't translate precisely here, and it's caused me to have to modify my tone. I really do mean well. O:-)
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Postby KCollins1304 » Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:31 pm

knapplc wrote:I would behave toward every one of you in person the same way I behave here. I would just come across nicer because everyone would see from my tone and inflection that about 97% of the time I don't take me seriously. I don't translate precisely here, and it's caused me to have to modify my tone. I really do mean well. O:-)


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