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America's First Amendment Extended to Internet Trolls

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  1. zekrahminator

    zekrahminator McLovin

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    While most people inside and outside America feel that the right of free speech has succumbed to weaker minds and a move towards political correctness, a recent court decision would prove otherwise. DailyTech summed up what happened pretty nicely:
    This decision reversed a prior ruling made just two years ago, in which ten subpoenas were issued to people that would fit into the definition of "internet trolls" who took things to new extremes.

    Source: DailyTech
     
  2. Snipe343

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    XD good stuff
     
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    Sorry but where? First amendment protects rights provided that they are on public property. Private property, only laws apply. So, you can't troll in TPU, and what about foreign servers? Based on this kind of thinking, the only place you can troll under this ruling is on government servers....brilliant...
     
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    friggin BS, IMO.

    If you have the balls to make a statement, one should be held acknowledgeable to that statement.

    Especially if you comments fall under the lines of slander and libel , which is against 1st amendment protection.

    This is like saying that prank calls and harassment calls are permissible and fully allowed - f*ing stoopid. :shadedshu
     
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    "Legalize Freedom"

    I wish it happened :shadedshu
     
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    I'm am so tempted to make up a new user name "internet troll" and post "Today, trolls around the world rejoice!" While constantly belittle-ing everyone!:laugh:

    Oh, and note the first line from the OP... "A California Judge..." That says it all. California Judges are about as smart as a watermelon.
     
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    You gotta love California. :D

    The funny thing is that this ruling actually limits individual rights because it theoretically takes away the right to control speech on private property.
     
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    It may be, but it shouldn't, the ruling's kinda ambiguous. Because you can say certain things in public school you won't get in trouble for but you can't do the same thing in a private school. Of course that's provided that you don't disrupt class. So private property doesn't fall under the first amendment...unless this judge is trying to change that.
     
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    So true :toast:
     
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    I realize this may sound as though I'm "out of the loop" and living in a vacuum...BUT, what the hell is an internet troll?:eek: And by the way, I live in Ca. this place is downright weird.
     
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    Anonymous strikes again!

    Long live 4 **** and /*/

    (insider joke.)
     
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    I can't help but wonder if this was spurned on by the recent "Anonymous" movement against Scientology that began on the internet and escalated into streets around the world last weekend. I know that the Scientolgist lawyers had a video removed from the internet because it depicted Tom Cruise and was slamming the religion. The group "Anonymous" had filed a countersuit declaring First Amendment rights were not upheld here in America....
     
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    EGGcellent. Freedom for life! :rockout:
     
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    Agreed. Everyone has a right to their opinion. But they also have a right for that opinion to be challenged and debated, etc.
     
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    *slaps wareagleau for no good reasion* :D
     

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