ever been sued/prosecuted over Topix

ever been sued/prosecuted over Topix

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curious

Lancaster, WI

#1 Feb 8, 2010
Every time I look at this site there is slander on here and people making threat's to sue or have someone arrested over it, so I got curious. I have looked everywhere and I can find nothing that states anyone has ever been sued or prosecuted over something they wrote on Topix. There is a movement in another state that is trying to make that happen but is at this time not won yet. The only thing I can find is that slander or threat's can be reported to topix and then they will delete it. It It also said the only time a court order is issued to topix to reveal the IP # is if it is a threat and names of the victim is on there, and even then it said you can not prove who wrote the comment because anyone can use someone else's computer. I actually find this hard to believe so if you know someone who has been charged with anything or sued please post it on here.
curious

Lancaster, WI

#2 Feb 8, 2010
I am still searching and all I can find is that you can not get someone arrested for slander on here, you have to sue topix because that is the only way to get an IP # that will hold up in court, if you or anyone else track's a IP# it is rarely accurate due to scrambling and will not be allowed in court. And it is very hard to find a lawyer to take your case. I also found that the victim's first and last name has to be on here in order to even start a lawsuit. I am still looking though, I had assumed that as much as people threaten to get someone arrested or sue them on this crazy site, that there might be a little truth to it.
curious

Lancaster, WI

#3 Feb 8, 2010
I found another site that say's it is absolutely not slander unless you speak the word's, if you type it it is called LIBEL and this is a even harder case to win than slander.
I found all this by putting in Google bar
topix + slander
known fact

Lancaster, WI

#4 Feb 8, 2010
curious wrote:
I am still searching and all I can find is that you can not get someone arrested for slander on here, you have to sue topix because that is the only way to get an IP # that will hold up in court, if you or anyone else track's a IP# it is rarely accurate due to scrambling and will not be allowed in court. And it is very hard to find a lawyer to take your case. I also found that the victim's first and last name has to be on here in order to even start a lawsuit. I am still looking though, I had assumed that as much as people threaten to get someone arrested or sue them on this crazy site, that there might be a little truth to it.
well i know awhile back some1 was on here talking bad bout some ppl on topix and were mentioning thier kids and saying something bout a gun so i reckeon the ppl that were getting talked bout is having it checked in to so i hope they find out who was doing that good luck
well

Appleton, WI

#5 Feb 8, 2010
do you think that the big coumputer co. that owns half of the worald is going to let some heck lawyer sue them .fo freddom of speach when you can have a thread pulled anytime you are talked about .there first choice would have the lawyers licence pulled my opi.even tho i think that using peoples full names on the net.to talk trash about them .the net monitour should not allow it without the persond permishion...
Bison

Chesterfield, MO

#6 Feb 8, 2010
Theres so much you have to prove over things thats on the internet that it would take to much time and money to even worry about it. Even then theres a good chance that it never even reach the light of day in a court room.
curious

Lancaster, WI

#7 Feb 8, 2010
Well I have looked everywhere I can and everything say's the same, unless you have a lot of money to blow cause you most likely will not win, then the only thing you can do is have topix remove it.
I just think it is funny how so many people fight on here then say they are going to the police or they have traced someone's IP and they are going to sue, then it turns out there is legally nothing that can be done about it. So maybe with this on here they will quit with the broken record already.
everytime

Pikeville, KY

#8 Feb 8, 2010
oh yes it has been done in somerset ky it was on the news a boy was put in jail about 2 months ago for saying he would take a girl out for money because she was bullying a girl in school. he was placed in jail..
curious

Lancaster, WI

#9 Feb 8, 2010
Well what was the charge and did it stick or get thrown out?
curious

Lancaster, WI

#10 Feb 8, 2010
also did he put the girls first and last name on here and his too. and were they minors? cause i am telling you everything I see on this say's these things have to be on there.
everytime

Pikeville, KY

#11 Feb 8, 2010
curious wrote:
Every time I look at this site there is slander on here and people making threat's to sue or have someone arrested over it, so I got curious. I have looked everywhere and I can find nothing that states anyone has ever been sued or prosecuted over something they wrote on Topix. There is a movement in another state that is trying to make that happen but is at this time not won yet. The only thing I can find is that slander or threat's can be reported to topix and then they will delete it. It It also said the only time a court order is issued to topix to reveal the IP # is if it is a threat and names of the victim is on there, and even then it said you can not prove who wrote the comment because anyone can use someone else's computer. I actually find this hard to believe so if you know someone who has been charged with anything or sued please post it on here.
whats the matter you scared because you are afraid you might get caught writing something you shouldnt.You are the one who got her name by coping curious cat.name/ know who you are
curious

Lancaster, WI

#12 Feb 8, 2010
I don't know who the Fu** you are or what you are talking about, but what a idiot are to take a simple conversation that I thought was no big deal, and make it into something stupid. F**k you
curious

Lancaster, WI

#13 Feb 8, 2010
and i assure you I am worried about nothing.
what is your name by the way, I am teresa
curious

Lancaster, WI

#14 Feb 8, 2010
everytime wrote:
<quoted text>whats the matter you scared because you are afraid you might get caught writing something you shouldnt.You are the one who got her name by coping curious cat.name/ know who you are
I don't know why you felt the need to piss me off, it seems the name curious might be why and I want you to know I have not been on any other topic on here for months because there is none that interest me, and how many people do you think use that name? I think you are a complete dumba$$ for saying this bullsh*t to me.
curious

Lancaster, WI

#15 Feb 8, 2010
I am signing off for the night and I will check this in the morning, but I do prefer you (every time) to not say anything else to me.
Milly

Yeaddiss, KY

#16 Feb 8, 2010
curious wrote:
Every time I look at this site there is slander on here and people making threat's to sue or have someone arrested over it, so I got curious. I have looked everywhere and I can find nothing that states anyone has ever been sued or prosecuted over something they wrote on Topix. There is a movement in another state that is trying to make that happen but is at this time not won yet. The only thing I can find is that slander or threat's can be reported to topix and then they will delete it. It It also said the only time a court order is issued to topix to reveal the IP # is if it is a threat and names of the victim is on there, and even then it said you can not prove who wrote the comment because anyone can use someone else's computer. I actually find this hard to believe so if you know someone who has been charged with anything or sued please post it on here.
Doesn't matter who uses the computer, you are responsible for your computer. I have a friend that sued someone over slander on a bash board and won over $200,000
curious

Lancaster, WI

#17 Feb 8, 2010
Milly wrote:
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Doesn't matter who uses the computer, you are responsible for your computer. I have a friend that sued someone over slander on a bash board and won over $200,000
Thanks Milly, the only reason I can think of as to why I couldn't find anything on the net about it is because everything thing I looked at was specific to topix forum. I have to be honest though, I have no idea what a bash board is. Is it something like topix, done on the computer? I know you can sue and prosecute anyone for slander, however everything I read said it is called Libel when you type it rather than say it. I am not saying I am right at all cause honestly I don't know, but you would think with all the people who fight on here and make those threats to sue someone that somebody had to have tried by now and if they succeeded, they would put it on this site.
Possible to track

Stoughton, WI

#18 Feb 8, 2010
I knew a guy that was friends with a college girl and she had something to do with Topix and was able to find out who was putting stuff on topix. It wasn’t leagally obtained so the information was not able to be used in court but still he was able to find out who was slandering him. So a person with the right conection could find out who did it. I would be afraid to post something bad about people because I would always be afraid they knew someone who could secretly reveal ip addresses to my enemy and then I would feel unsafe like someone would be breathing down the back of my neck waiting to clobber me from behind at every step.
Oh no

Stoughton, WI

#19 Feb 9, 2010
That might be why someone is following me home and sitting out in the shadows like watching us.
duh

Williston, SC

#20 Feb 9, 2010
everytime wrote:
oh yes it has been done in somerset ky it was on the news a boy was put in jail about 2 months ago for saying he would take a girl out for money because she was bullying a girl in school. he was placed in jail..
that's because some idiot threatened to kill a judge that he didn't like. Yeah, if you threaten someone like that, you'll get in trouble. I'm pretty sure the retard used his real name.

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