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Tomcat
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Re: Forum slander via creative manipulation of pos
« Reply #5 on: May 1st, 2006, 1:01pm »
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Yes it would, I'm sure. But in the example I'm describing perhaps User123 would like to file a libel and slander lawsuit for $1 + fees. What court precedent is there for libel and slander on the internet?
 
An aspect of the example I am describing deals with embedding copyrighted IP within the forum software that presents a false representation. Plagiarism and slander.
 
I am looking to find court precedent. Thank you for the response.
 
 
 
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Re: Forum slander via creative manipulation of pos
« Reply #6 on: May 1st, 2006, 1:18pm »
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Theoretically this legal claim would be brought in tort.  
 
Is there a tort of "false light" in California jurisdictions?
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Re: Forum slander via creative manipulation of pos
« Reply #7 on: May 1st, 2006, 1:35pm »
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on May 1st, 2006, 1:01pm, Tomcat wrote:
An aspect of the example I am describing deals with embedding copyrighted IP within the forum software that presents a false representation. Plagiarism and slander.

 
Plagiarism is taking credit for someone else's work.  The problem here seems to be attributing work to you that you did not do.  
 
I'm not the least bit familiar with CA law.    Let me suggest that salmon are compelled to swim upstream.  Humans are not.
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Re: Forum slander via creative manipulation of pos
« Reply #8 on: May 1st, 2006, 1:56pm »
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I have answered my question and found related cases.  
 
Suggestions on how to present a case of this type to a lawyer would be helpful.
 
Thanks again.
 
 
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Re: Forum slander via creative manipulation of pos
« Reply #9 on: May 1st, 2006, 1:58pm »
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This example is actually downstream.
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