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Isaac
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Re: Forum slander via creative manipulation of pos
« Reply #10 on: May 1st, 2006, 2:15pm »
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How much do you expect your 1$ worth of justice to cost?
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Re: Forum slander via creative manipulation of pos
« Reply #11 on: May 1st, 2006, 3:14pm »
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That is the question. Monetary issues would be secondary in this example.
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Re: Forum slander via creative manipulation of pos
« Reply #12 on: May 1st, 2006, 3:42pm »
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on May 1st, 2006, 1:35pm, Isaac wrote:

 
Plagiarism is taking credit for someone else's work.  The problem here seems to be attributing work to you that you did not do.  
 

 
Plagiarism is the passing off of another person's work as one's own.
 
In this example the accused is passing off its own work as another person's.  
 
If this isn't plagiarism, what is it?
 
It is bazaar, but in this example it could theoretically happen. If said Title (perhaps less than 5 words) is seen as an original work created by admin, yet being attributed to another person's work as embedded in the software.
 
 
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« Reply #13 on: May 1st, 2006, 3:49pm »
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In this example said Title (creative work by admin) is seen as highly offensive and defamatory by said accuser and others.
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Re: Forum slander via creative manipulation of pos
« Reply #14 on: May 1st, 2006, 4:23pm »
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Let me try to expound a bit on my salmon remark.  
The result of your legal pursuit if successful would most likely be monetary damages, an injunction, with each party paying it's own costs and attorney fees.
 
You don't seem to care about the damages, and a injunction would seem to be a moot issue if the forum operator stopped as the result of a cease and desist letter. One might well ask what would be accomplished by suing. If the idea is to punish the defendant with civil process, an attorney would be ethically bound to bail on your case.
 
I can come up with some torts based on misrepresentation, but all the ones I can come up with require some actual damage to you or some undeserved profit by the defendant as an element of the tort. Of course my generic torts knowledge is rusty form lack of use since that first year in law school and I am on the east coast.
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