On Jan 28, 12:53 pm, "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
Neal flatters himself by thinking I was referring to him, when his
actions were not what I had in mind when I wrote that piece. What I
had in mind are the outright lies that have been posted by the AT
therapy cultist that do qualify as libel:
Lies that I was fired from FSU when I actually left in good standing,
only because I graduated and have references to prove it.
Lies that I had sex with my major professor at FSU and other mental
health professionals who endorsed me when in fact I did not
Lies that I called certain faculty members "tramps", "bag lady" or
other derogatory terms when in fact I have never done so and have
never, ever denigrated any faculty member.
Lies that the Dean of the school of Education was calling for my
dismissal when she in fact was not.
These are just a few examples of lies that would qualify as libel and
defamation. These lies were not told by Neal Warren. They were told by
an anonymous coward who has yet to be identified.
Call me fat, ugly or whatever other subjective adjectives you wish, to
your heart's content, I won't sue for that and it really makes you
look far worse than it does me. Now if you did that to a teenager that
was pushed over the edge, you could have a problem on your hands, but
that obviously does not apply to me.