u want to do something about being ba...

u want to do something about being bashed here?

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Streetsboro, OH

#1 Sep 17, 2013
This is probably over most of your heads here , but i thought id at least post this in case it could do anyone some good. Basically its saying that now instead of only being able to try and go after whoever is defaming or slandering u. You can now sue the websites as well. Maybe this will make topix a little better place instead of a bunch of haters running people through the mud.

http://www.bna.com/pair-dangerous-legal-b1717...
nope

Lawrence, MA

#2 Sep 17, 2013
You cannot sue topix if their terms and conditions state that they are not responsible for damages including bashing. They can't be held accountable for what people post. Says it in fine print.
lol

Stone Mountain, GA

#3 Sep 17, 2013
nope wrote:
You cannot sue topix if their terms and conditions state that they are not responsible for damages including bashing. They can't be held accountable for what people post. Says it in fine print.
Can you show me where it says that please!
Rules

Evansville, IN

#4 Sep 17, 2013
Some of the rules
http://m.topix.com/topix/terms
"By using Topix, you agree to these Terms of Service, which we reserve the right to change without notice. If you do not agree with these Terms of Service, do not use Topix. You are responsible for understanding these Terms of Service.
You are solely responsible for what you post on Topix.
You agree that we are not liable for any content that is provided or posted by you or others. We have no duty to pre-screen your content or the content of others, but we have the right to refuse to post or to edit submitted content. You understand and acknowledge that by using Topix, you may be exposed to content that may be offensive, indecent or objectionable.
We may remove any content for any reason, but we are not responsible for any failure or delay in removing any content. Topix does not claim ownership of the content you submit, but you grant us a license to use the content (subject, of course, to our Privacy Policy)."
lol

Kansas City, MO

#5 Sep 17, 2013
Thanks. Wow thats insane. Topix says that its supposed to be a news and information site but that just proves they knew what it would become. So sad and disgusting!
please

Florence, KY

#6 Sep 17, 2013
Rules wrote:
Some of the rules
http://m.topix.com/topix/terms
"By using Topix, you agree to these Terms of Service, which we reserve the right to change without notice. If you do not agree with these Terms of Service, do not use Topix. You are responsible for understanding these Terms of Service.
You are solely responsible for what you post on Topix.
You agree that we are not liable for any content that is provided or posted by you or others. We have no duty to pre-screen your content or the content of others, but we have the right to refuse to post or to edit submitted content. You understand and acknowledge that by using Topix, you may be exposed to content that may be offensive, indecent or objectionable.
We may remove any content for any reason, but we are not responsible for any failure or delay in removing any content. Topix does not claim ownership of the content you submit, but you grant us a license to use the content (subject, of course, to our Privacy Policy)."
I would say that would not hold up in court. A person may be liable for what they say about others but the website has responsibility for allowing the posts about someone who is not involved in topix. Topix is not free of responsibility just due to that statement. That is why there are lawyers. I hope someone who has the time and money goes after them and sues the pants off them for allowing others to post about an innocent person.
nope

Lawrence, MA

#7 Sep 17, 2013
please wrote:
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I would say that would not hold up in court. A person may be liable for what they say about others but the website has responsibility for allowing the posts about someone who is not involved in topix. Topix is not free of responsibility just due to that statement. That is why there are lawyers. I hope someone who has the time and money goes after them and sues the pants off them for allowing others to post about an innocent person.
do you honestly think a lawyer would take time out of his/her busy schedule to assist a person who was called a whore on a website? This isn't the only website where people get bashed. If that's the case people should sue facebook. It's not that serious people. Either grow some balls and learn how to ignore slander, or just don't get on here
kitkat72813

United States

#8 Sep 17, 2013
I hope the innocent people sue the ass out of these haters who tell lies about them. Or talk trash about what people did 1-2-5 yrs ago. But at the same time havnt seen or talked to them in 1-2- or 5 yrs ago to even KNOW their business. Keep defaming people. Keep talking shit ( even if it was true ) it doesnt make it true today.Every victim- sue sue sue!!! Thats all these morons do. What would they do without topix?!!!! Ive noticed a few of these morons are ALWAYS on here. Everyday: prob every hour. Poor idiots: dont have anything better to do with their minds or time.
please

Florence, KY

#9 Sep 17, 2013
nope wrote:
<quoted text>do you honestly think a lawyer would take time out of his/her busy schedule to assist a person who was called a whore on a website? This isn't the only website where people get bashed. If that's the case people should sue facebook. It's not that serious people. Either grow some balls and learn how to ignore slander, or just don't get on here
Disagree. You cross a line when you put someone's name (first and last) on here and talk about them selling drugs, doing drugs, having herpes, other std's, stealing, and the list goes on. Thats more than just calling someone a whore my friend. Sure if someone has the money a lawyer will take it. If I had the money this outfit would be shut down. It
s not a matter of who gets on here or not. You could never be on topix and some butthole start a thread about you. What if someone put your name on here and said you were a child molester? would that bother you? This system is way different than just writing a letter to the editor and signing your name. This is anything goes with anonymity. That God no one believes most of it.
yo

Henderson, KY

#10 Sep 17, 2013
I've tried & you can't do anything besides get the post taken down.
please

Florence, KY

#11 Sep 17, 2013
yo wrote:
I've tried & you can't do anything besides get the post taken down.
Thats a sad sign of the times. Although few people believe what is said on here, it can still do some damage. People just young, dumb and stupid I guess. No cure for that.
yes

Atlanta, GA

#12 Sep 17, 2013
Yes you can. If you have enough money to pay your lawyer good then absolutely you can do something about it! I personally wouldn't waste my money on it. Who cares what people say and anybody with any class would know what this site is about. Lies lies and more lies. BUT there have be many successful cases where people have sued for lots of money and won. I found out just by doing a few Google searches. Kind of interesting actually!
Ridiculous

Fort Walton Beach, FL

#13 Sep 17, 2013
GO TO SCHOOL. ALL OF YOU. Stupidity isn't not has it ever been not will it ever be an excuse. Educate yourself on laws and how they work. Clearly you don't know.
Ridiculous

Fort Walton Beach, FL

#14 Sep 17, 2013
Nor instead of not. Autocorrect is gay.
say now

Florence, KY

#15 Sep 17, 2013
Ridiculous wrote:
Nor instead of not. Autocorrect is gay.
And so are you
Ridiculous

Fort Walton Beach, FL

#16 Sep 17, 2013
Good reply say now! Il be standing by for the reply on my first comment. You know the one where I correctly speak about the people here such as yourself. Don't worry I have time. Il be here waiting.
say now

Florence, KY

#17 Sep 17, 2013
Ridiculous wrote:
Good reply say now! Il be standing by for the reply on my first comment. You know the one where I correctly speak about the people here such as yourself. Don't worry I have time. Il be here waiting.
here I am and you have got to be the know it all guy?? If your such a legal beagle you would know that Topix has been taken to court and lost some cases and litigation is still pending on some, counselor
righton

United States

#18 Sep 17, 2013
say now wrote:
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here I am and you have got to be the know it all guy?? If your such a legal beagle you would know that Topix has been taken to court and lost some cases and litigation is still pending on some, counselor
this Ridiculous Guy is ridiculous lol I have seen these cases too.
lol

Gilbertsville, KY

#19 Sep 18, 2013
lol wrote:
Thanks. Wow thats insane. Topix says that its supposed to be a news and information site but that just proves they knew what it would become. So sad and disgusting!
No it just means that Topix knows that people will have varying opinions over everything. From politics to medicine to television shows to local forums that happen to be abused by some users.
lol

Gilbertsville, KY

#20 Sep 18, 2013
The cases are few and far between. The plaintiff must be relentlessly badgered repeatedly with outrageous lies that actually affect their income. Or their potential to make income. Once you have the above, a lawyer can file to sue Topix to release their IP's. if Tipix feels that it is in their best interest to release the IP's ( as in they feel the badgering is over the top) they will then and only then release the IP's to stop the lawsuit against them. A lawyer would then have to take the IP's and find out where the hell they came from. Geez what would someone do if the poster just happened to be using McDonalds free wifi? You know where anybody (and I do mean anybody) can come into their restaurant and post from their Internet connection. I wonder what a lawyer would do with those IP's? Do you think it would be a waste of your money? I bet the lawyer wouldn't give any refunds.

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