Saturday, December 29, 2007

LEGAL MUSINGS

I'm going to solicit opinions from some respected attorneys who are active online on the following (growing) list of questions:

Can someone actually slander, defame or make libelous statements about an online persona whose true identity is not known, and who posts as "Anonymous" or by a fictional name?

Can someone, posting as Anonymous or a made-up name, be held accountable for defamation and/or tortious interference if they make untrue statements online about a real person with the expressed purpose of harming the reputation and business relationships of that person and the company he or she represents?

Can someone, posting as Anonymous or a made-up name, be held accountable for defamation and/or tortious interference if they make untrue statements online about a real person with the expressed purpose of harming the reputation and business relationships of that person and the company he or she represents - even though they've got the wrong person?

7 comments:

real mra said...

Here is another good question you should ask.

"Can someone, posting as Robin Steele, be held accountable for defamation and/or tortious interference if they make untrue statements online about a real person with the expressed purpose of harming the reputation and business relationships of that person and the company he or she represents?"

Robin Steele said...

Name a real person that I've defamed. You may want to check the definition. Before answering and citing the person's name and my alleged statement.

Prepare for silence...

Anonymous said...

I have been lurking here for a while but I also like to see what is going on my self. I used some search engines to check some things. Several of these people who are posting have some interesting information to be found if we search their names. This bob allen for example posts a lot in a men only no cloths forum and he has the guts to complain about faggots? One forum even has gay ads on it so their protest about gays must just be for show. Since they hate women so much I am sure they do not get off with them so what else can we think?

Ms Steel, I also found something very interesting in some of these searches. For one, in a Yahoo group called American Vanguard your name has come up as well as the names of a few others I have seen here.

I have read some of these posts and from all I can see, these jerks are doing the exact same thing they complain about women doing.

What Ms Steel has said about bob allen on the home page is mild from what this group says.

I think I am doing this right but the forum is here http://groups.yahoo.com/group/americanvanguard/

Robin Steele said...

Anonymous: Thanks for the heads-up. This looks like a joke or a put-on, don't you think?
The group description is: this group is mixed right wing hate towards wimmin with anti-feminism.we are against wimmins's rights and mexican immigrants.we want to expose how wimmin,feminazism and mexicans are running "our" land in to the ground with their "p.c" junk!

Also, would they really be that stupid as to contact a company because someone there's named Robin Steele?

I would think these would be the last guys who'd want to start exposing identities on the Internet.

Anonymous said...

There is a real issue - Robin Steele Esq of Intermune is being libeled by being associated by others to you, Robin Steele MRA. This is actionable under the law of CA. and other States. I personally know the Intermune Robin Steele and she is not you, does not blog, etc. Who are you? Are you using "Robin Steele" as a fictional persona? Are you a lawyer or just pretending to be? Only Robin Steele of Intermune is registered with the CA Bar. I and other friends of the "real" Robin Steele wish you to clarify who you are in your profile, and that it be made explicitly clear that the "real" Robin Steele Esq. of Intermune is not assoicated with you or your causes. Thank you, Lars Clark

Bob said...

VIOLATION NOTICE:
You are hereby notified that you are in violation of US and International Copyright protection laws. The original writings of Bob are being published and used for commercial gain without permission of the author.

You are to cease and desist illegal use without the author’s permission. A reasonable use fee of $10 per viewing is due and payable to Bob for all use to date.

Anonymous said...

Bob said:

A reasonable use fee of $10 per viewing is due and payable to Bob for all use to date.


Thanks Bob. I needed a good laugh. If anything you should pay for having your garbage reposted here. I see no ads on this blog so Ms Steele is not geting mon ey for posting it. You did have ads on yours so YOU are the one that should be paying many of those whom you you have posted copy write material on your blog.

As always, you and your mob just keep right on doing the very same things you scream about others doing.

I think Robin is right. You and your mob are mr "I"s (read MRI) as you run your mouth and do very little to help MRA's

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