"dedicated lurker" gmail.com> wrote in message
On Jan 28, 11:53 am, "Gregory Hall" wrote:
> "Monica Pignotti" worldnet.att.net> wrote in message
>> begin quote*****
>> "The National Crime Prevention Council's definition of cyber-bullying
>> is "when the Internet, cell phones or other devices are used to send
>> or post text or images another
>> person." StopCyberbullying.org
, an expert organization dedicated to
>> internet safety, security and privacy, defines cyberbullying as: "a
>> situation when a child, tween or teen is repeatedly 'tormented,
>> threatened, harassed, humiliated, embarrassed or otherwise targeted'
>> by another child, tween or teen using text messaging, email, instant
>> messaging or any other type of digital technology." Other researchers
>> use similar language to describe the phenomenon.
>> "Cyber-bullying can be as simple as continuing to send e-mail to
>> someone who has said they want no further contact with the sender, but
>> it may also include threats, sexual remarks, pejorative labels (i.e.,
>> hate speech), ganging up on victims by making them the subject of
>> ridicule in forums, and posting false statements as fact aimed at
>> "Cyber-bullies may disclose victims' personal data (e.g. real name,
>> address, or workplace/schools) at websites or forums or may pose as
>> the identity of a victim for the purpose of publishing material in
>> their name that defames or ridicules them. Some cyberbullies may also
>> send threatening and harassing emails and instant messages to the
>> victims, while other post rumors or gossip and instigate others to
>> dislike and gang up on the target.
>> "Though the use of sexual remarks and threats are sometimes present in
>> cyber-bullying, it is not the same as sexual harassment and does not
>> necessarily involve sexual predators.
>> "Cyber-bullying vs. cyber-stalking
>> "The practice of cyberbullying is not limited to children and, while
>> the behavior is identified by the same definition in adults, the
>> distinction in age groups is referred to as cyberstalking or
>> cyberharassment when perpetrated by adults toward adults. Common
>> tactics used by cyberstalkers are to vandalize a search engine or
>> encyclopedia, to threaten a victim's earnings, employment, reputation,
>> or safety.
>> "A pattern of repeated such actions against a target by and between
>> adults constitutes cyberstalking.
>> *****end quote
>> Sound familiar?
> Plaintiff: The defendant used the Internet to post
> an unflattering Photoshopped photo of me "intended
> to hurt or embarrass" me.
> Defendant: Sorry, but that was not my intent. My
> intent was to illustrate what I thought the plaintiff's
> body looked like judging from the florid and pudgy
> conditition of her face.
> Plaintiff: LIAR!
> Defendant: Proof?
> Plaintiff: Uh, I don't see how I can prove your intent.
> Judge: Case dismissed!
> In other words, except in very extreme cases this law has no teeth. It is
> too vague. Malicious intent is next to impossible to prove.
> Gregory Hall
So "florid and pudgy" is not intended to be an insult? Is that under
the "because it's true it's not defamation" defense? That's not a
defense, you know.
Stating facts is considered Constitutionally guaranteed free speech.
Look up the meaning of those words and look at Monica's FSU photo. Both