Category Archives: Offences – Harassment

Overreaction = overcriminalisation

From Lori Drew To Dharun Ravi, Punishing People Based On Others’ Suicides Is A Mistake | Techdirt.19 March 2012 The post is quite a long one and cites Paul Butler a former US prosecutor who argues for jury nullification (systemic … Continue reading

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Impersonating people and criminal law

FakeCelebrity Twitterers And Bloggers May Face Jail In California | Techdirt. 6 January 2011 Maybe because I come from another cultural and legal tradition, I don’t see the issue of prohibiting impersonation on something ‘permanent’ as on a blog or … Continue reading

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Bullying among children and teens: perception of behaviours

Rethinking Bullying: Kids Don’t See It As Bullying | Techdirt. 3rd December 2010 A very interesting post about the findings of Danah Boyd after a series of interviews with teens. They do not seem to perceive their attitude and behaviours … Continue reading

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Man Arrested In India For Photographing Woman In A Public Place & ‘Insulting Her Modesty’ | Techdirt

Man Arrested In India For Photographing Woman In A Public Place & ‘Insulting Her Modesty’ | Techdirt. 14 September 2010 wish I could know a bit more ; if it had been in the UK, public nuisance offence?  

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Offensive behaviours – distortions

Careful WithThat Fake Social Networking Profile; If You ‘Personate’ Someone, You Can Go To Jail(TechDirt, 02 June 2010) – the article is critical of the offence: it should not be criminal to impersonate somebody on Facebook in California. I tend … Continue reading

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Hyping issues up: distortions when it comes to internet

1 – “The Real Problem With Internet Comments Isn’t Anonymity” (TechDirt, 12 April 2010). That I would agree; people before internet could be anonymous for the better or for the worse (blackmail…). They could also be discovered and were accepting … Continue reading

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Interpretation of traditional offences

Three scenari demonstrating how the internet affects the interpretation of criminal law Sexting: no child porn for the US courts“Court Rejects PA DAs Attempt To Charge Teens For Sexting Themselves“, TechDirt, 18 March 2010 – The court is right in … Continue reading

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Misuse of criminal law

Student Found Guilty Of ‘Disturbing The Peace’ For Sending Nasty Political Email To Professor Techdirt: “Student Found Guilty Of ‘Disturbing The Peace’ For Sending Nasty Political Email To Professor” (TechDirt, 18 June 2009) How sending an e-mail can breach the … Continue reading

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Cyberbullying: worth criminalising?

I just thought that this post was well written and interesting for lawyers. It asked the basic questions before legislating once more: are they already some offences? do they fit the facts or can they without the definition being distorted? … Continue reading

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Criminalisation –

Well, it might be new for West Virginia, but in some countries it’s not. Posting false information can indeed be defamation, but also a misdemeanour depending what one views as important or not. “West Virginia Looks To Criminalize Online Harassment” … Continue reading

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