User Charged With Felony For Using Fake Name On MySpace

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User Charged With Felony For Using Fake Name On MySpace

Post by lifeisbetterwithketchup » Mon Jul 07, 2008 2:59 pm

http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid= ... 8&from=rss

"The access to MySpace was unauthorized because using a fake name violated the terms of service. The information from a "protected computer" was the profiles of other MySpace users. If this is found to be a valid interpretation of the law, it's really quite frightening. If you violate the Terms of Service of a website, you can be charged with hacking. That's an astounding concept. Does this mean that everyone who uses Bugmenot could be prosecuted? Also, this isn't a minor crime, it's a felony punishable by up to 5 years imprisonment per count. In Drew's case she was charged with three counts for accessing MySpace on three different occasions."

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Post by mothatrucka » Mon Jul 07, 2008 3:06 pm

Did you do any research on this? This is the crackpot who was pretending to be a boy and a girl hanged herself over his messages. As far as I'm concerned she can rot for what she did.

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Post by lifeisbetterwithketchup » Mon Jul 07, 2008 3:10 pm

It's not so much the case itself (which obviously has other issues than simply breaching terms of service), but the implications (that breaching the terms of service is considered hacking). This means that if I say, install Photoshop on more than one PC, Adobe can sue me for hacking. Or if I sign up for a hotmail account with the name "Hugh Jass", Microsoft can sue me for hacking.

EDIT: Yeah, just realized that this can get very political very fast, so if it does, I'm sorry mods. :oops:
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Post by mothatrucka » Mon Jul 07, 2008 3:17 pm

Look, you're reading way too much into this. This is a grieving family trying to teach a freaking douche that her actions will catch up to her. It's just like when they got that one gangster jailed for tax evasion so they could convict him.
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Post by lifeisbetterwithketchup » Mon Jul 07, 2008 3:20 pm

mothatrucka wrote:Look, you're reading way too much into this. This is a grieving family trying to teach a freaking douche that her actions will catch up to her. It's just like when they got that one gangster jailed for tax evasion so they could convict him.
I see your point. I guess I jumped to a conclusion and should've researched it. Yeah, it's exactly like the Al Capone thing.
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Post by Aguiluz » Mon Jul 07, 2008 4:54 pm

I have to use a made-up identity to keep me private.
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Post by Chapel » Tue Jul 08, 2008 6:25 am

Does this mean that all those movie companies that make myspace pages for their characters are technically 'hacking' myspace?

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Post by Negative_Creep » Tue Jul 08, 2008 6:42 am

Aguiluz wrote:I have to use a made-up identity to keep me private.
Kinda defeats the point of social interaction.

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Post by Aguiluz » Tue Jul 08, 2008 8:49 am

Negative_Creep wrote:
Aguiluz wrote:I have to use a made-up identity to keep me private.
Kinda defeats the point of social interaction.
How does it defeat the point?

Here in BenHeck, we all know each other by screen names. Not real names. You know me as Aguiluz. I know you as Negative_Creep. I know and identify everyone with screen names. Yet we help each other, talk with each other and have fun with the site. Is that social interaction without real world names? Yes it is.
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Post by ghosstt » Tue Jul 08, 2008 9:41 am

Aguiluz wrote:
Negative_Creep wrote:
Aguiluz wrote:I have to use a made-up identity to keep me private.
Kinda defeats the point of social interaction.
How does it defeat the point?

Here in BenHeck, we all know each other by screen names. Not real names. You know me as Aguiluz. I know you as Negative_Creep. I know and identify everyone with screen names. Yet we help each other, talk with each other and have fun with the site. Is that social interaction without real world names? Yes it is.
Actually quiet a lot of the members know each other personally, by their real names, and have had social interaction before. (MSG?[or w.e its called ]) :lol:

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Post by xtrmgam3r360 » Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:05 am

i personally don't know anyone on here in real life, but i still talk to everyone.

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Post by grossaffe » Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:06 am

man, i loved bugmenot! well i guess its time to start using proxies again...

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Post by grossaffe » Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:07 am

Negative_Creep wrote:
Aguiluz wrote:I have to use a made-up identity to keep me private.
Kinda defeats the point of social interaction.
that's what real-life friends are for.

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Post by Negative_Creep » Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:22 am

grossaffe wrote:
Negative_Creep wrote:
Aguiluz wrote:I have to use a made-up identity to keep me private.
Kinda defeats the point of social interaction.
that's what real-life friends are for.
Yeah because everyone who uses Myspace doesnt have any real life friends.

I'm not a social pirahna either so dont bother saying anything.

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Post by Sparkfist » Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:40 am

I think the reason Lifeisbetterwithketchup was nervous is that it's been common in the past for a very sound judgement on something to be twisted and changed to fit a different situation, just so they plentives could win the case. And as most people don't know crap about technology, and worse yet lawyers can manipulate laws, we have something to be concerned about even a little.
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