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Old 02-04-2012, 04:21 PM   #1
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Is it legal to put a person's name and username to different forums on the site of a forum for all to see? Just to ruin the person for no reason. I'm no lawyer but sure sounds like that it's crossing the line and could indeed be illegal.

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Old 02-04-2012, 04:23 PM   #2
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i dont see how it could be illegal. it is certainly a dirtbag move though

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Old 02-04-2012, 04:26 PM   #3
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That's what I thought. Why would you go that far as to do such crap. Obviously the person has no life or is just mentally unstable. My Friend is the one this has happened to. I could throw the Username and name of the person that is doing it. But I'm not a dirt bag or a stalker.

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Just let us know if it ever happens here.

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I wil let you know.

This guy obviously doesn't know that computer hacking is a Federal Crime.
I sent a message to the Staff of that site about this.
No response and thread is still up with personal information.
If they don't remove it then they are in the same boat as the OP.

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I am not a lawyer (Am engineer- a useful member of society) and this is not a good place to seek legal advice.

Whether that would be actionable is going to depend to a large degree on what context it was done in, and claims or allegations associated with that- and the truth/ untruth of those claims.

If I were to post something like "Beware of a seller using the name BCMJunkie. His name is Joe Blow from West Tree Stump Idaho. He has been convicted of 5 counts of mail fraud for taking payments for guns he failed to deliver."- Well, if THAT is accurate, truth is a strong defense against slander/libel. If it is NOT accurate, that person better have a GOOD lawyer.

If, on the other hand, I said something like "BCMJunkie is Joe Blow from West Tree Stump Idaho. He is full of crap, knows nothing about guns, and is a lousy shot."- well, while that is not playing nice, POSSIBLY would not rise to the level of being something to take to court.

As far as identity, do not ever assume that anything you put on the interwebz had any privacy to it.

But again, when it comes to legal advice, we ain't it. Sorry-

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Where in Idaho? I thought these inbreds were from Coon Nose Hollow, Virginia. And played their banjos on a bridge.

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They were from Frog Level, VA, and moved to Monkey's Eyebrow KY before they were driven out and settled in Idaho. They played their banjos UNDER the bridge.



PS- scary thought- there really IS a Frog Level and a Monkey's Eyebrow.

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We have a gun town and hobo town here in MS. Just thought since the subject came up...

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Lizard Lick NC...

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