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Current Law Students / MySpace Suicide Case
« on: November 26, 2008, 12:37:11 PM »
Many on this board might not know about this case, but it's from my city so we all know about it here. For those that don't know about the case here's a link to MSNBC about it

Basically she was found guilty of three counts of accessing a computer without authorization. Each count is punishable by up to one year in prison and a $100,000 fine. She was not found guilty of felony charges of accessing a computer without authorization to inflict emotional distress on a young girl. So she's basically been found guilty of creating a false profile on MySpace, but not of using that false profile to harass someone.

Do you agree with the jury's decision? Should you be put in jail for up to a year for creating a false profile on MySpace? If these convictions stick, what effect could this have on other sites...say LSD? No one on this site uses their real name, so couldn't that be seen as a false profile? Do we really want to say that if you don't use your real name on social networking sites, you could go to jail?

Anybody have any thoughts on this?

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