Your pseudonym

Discussion in 'Computer Science & Culture' started by Stryder, Oct 3, 2009.

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  1. Stryder Keeper of "good" ideas. Valued Senior Member

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    An interesting story found over on the BBC News: Technology website

    High Court Order served to an anonymous Twitter user over Twitter
    This suggests that no matter how anonymous you are, if you are breaking a law (lets say inciting racism or hatred through a pseudonym online), You can still be held accountable. I guess it could be a heads up for some that tend to do that here...
     
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  3. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    Sounds more like he was misrepresenting someone else.

    But yeah thanks for the heads up. I wouldn't want to end up in prison for inciting hatred against freedom lovers.

    Haven't you posted something like this already?
     
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  5. superstring01 Moderator

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    That's totally lame. How the hell can the court enforce this ruling?

    What next, they'll start taking out ads in the social section of the news paper, ordering perverts not to buy perverted personal ads?

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  8. Ophiolite Valued Senior Member

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    I'll add The Law to areas in which you have no education. Thanks for the warning.
     
  9. Stryder Keeper of "good" ideas. Valued Senior Member

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    Not on this particular case... I do try to keep my eyes and ears open for various events that could effect how we perceive the internet and how our interactions make become more legislated.
     
  10. phlogistician Banned Banned

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    Because it's you know, The Law .

    He was impersonating someone else, 'cease and desist' orders can be made through various media, they do not have to be served in person.

    My father worked as a Court Bailiff for a while. Too many people in the UK had seen American TV where people get handed a notice and are 'served', and thought they had to accept the paperwork for it to be binding. Not so, in the UK, you get told you've been served, and if you don't accept the paperwork, it can be simply dropped at your feet. If you then fail to pick it up and comply, you'll be found in contempt of court, and possibly arrested.

    Email and fax are also accepted methods of serving people in the UK.
     
  11. John99 Banned Banned

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    i was thinking about that the other day. there is really nothing to stop the entire dismantling of the internet.
     
  12. phlogistician Banned Banned

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    Yes there is. Money.
     
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