Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Faking an Online Identity is a Crime?

From the ReadWriteWeb comes this story:

Being "Fake" Is Now A Crime

"A precedent-setting case, the Lori Drew MySpace trial, has just come to an end. If you're unfamiliar, this was a case where an overprotective mom established a fake online identity to bully her daughter's rival. The judge's ruling has now criminalized the act of creating a fake persona online. In the case of Drew, most would agree she deserves the punishment she received. However, the aftershocks of the ruling could very well impact the online identity creation process for years to come if it's not overturned." more>>

Would be nice to say "Only in America" but its increasingly becoming a borderless world ...

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