Subpoenas for IP Addresses

Subpoenas for IP Addresses

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Anonymous

Herkimer, NY

#1 Jan 1, 2011
Little Falls is collecting complaints and cases related to defamation of character and slander. fake names look like can't hide your ip address so if you have a complaint let PD know so they can send to topix

related......

Topix CEO angry over Polk subpoenas seeking IDs
http://romenews-tribune.com/view/full_story/1...

"The subpoenas stated that the sheriff’s office was seeking the IP addresses to support an investigation into defamation of character and slander."
Anonymous

Herkimer, NY

#2 Jan 1, 2011
i did yesterday. they just need to have date, time and print out of message showing time only little falls topix forum

cant believe gannet and tribune are behind topix.
hmmmm

Rome, NY

#3 Jan 1, 2011
Looked over the penal law and don't seem to see anything making slander or defamation a criminal offense. I know it's civil, with that being said how can the police investigate, it should be lawyers investigating. It really don't matter though, no one in Little Falls should be allowed to use topix as higher ups in town don't like it. I actually find it very interesting to read comments and may even leave a funny post here or there but never actually post about any one in particular....this should be interesting though to see where this leads. Freedom of speech is about to be challenged and I see this going to supreme courts. You have to remember as well, for it to be found to be slander or defamation, you have to prove that the comments were false.
Not so quick

United States

#4 Jan 1, 2011
There are some probLems that exist. IP addresses can change and do change on computers. An IP address can continue with other posters and computers, People threaten this about ToPix all the time. Topix is a site that hurts people and people post things that are now on the internet. A lot of it is gossip and people are legally allowed to have all knds of opinions. Peopke say whatever they want to about stars, politicians, the government, etc. It is important to remember slander and deformation of character has to be false information and not just that the person didn't like what was being said about them. The burden of proof lies with the accusers that their character was deformed by what people wrote. I don't agree with a lot that people write on here and have only posted a little. There are a lot of posters posting info on illegal activities like crack and illegal sex topics. SO IF identities are shared of anonymous posters alleging deformation of character, then the police and attorneys should go after all the other illegal posts that remain on the internet. Topix CEO will fight this but if anything, making this entire site legal should. Even facebook and other social utilities have a lot of anonymous posting and anonymous profiles. So if they begin a precedent of forcing identities, it will continue with other topics and with other social utilities. Quite frankly a lot of people wh threaten others with this info have been posting anonymously and then get mad when a forum begins about them. I think that some of the threats about IP addresses being revealed is severe bullying. People say and write horrific things about people like: President Obama, Hilary Clinton, any politician, any public person, etc. What makes this different? There are also different standards for people who are considered public personalities, which includes Little Falls officials.
Osama Obama

Nedrow, NY

#5 Jan 1, 2011
lol
This is a complete Joke. If only the retards claiming this knew how stupid they sound and look. Defamation and slander IS NOT a criminal matter, that is a fact.
If you think anyone other than fellow simpletons like yourselves buy your crap, think again. Your link about a "related" matter is even more ridiculous because it is not actually related at all.
You are just too dumb to see the difference.
Good luck with your imaginary subpoenas.
lmao
Hardass

United States

#6 Jan 1, 2011
jillymoss2 wrote:
i did yesterday. they just need to have date, time and print out of message showing time only little falls topix forum
cant believe gannet and tribune are behind topix.
Just a bunch of cry babies looking for some free dough$.
ummmmm

Syracuse, NY

#7 Jan 1, 2011
HCS311 wrote:
Little Falls is collecting complaints and cases related to defamation of character and slander. fake names look like can't hide your ip address so if you have a complaint let PD know so they can send to topix
related......
Topix CEO angry over Polk subpoenas seeking IDs
http://romenews-tribune.com/view/full_story/1...
"The subpoenas stated that the sheriff’s office was seeking the IP addresses to support an investigation into defamation of character and slander."
You can blow me and so can your cyclops tyrant police chief and retarded hick plow driving womanizing mayor. So there.
LOL

New York, NY

#8 Jan 2, 2011
hmmmm wrote:
It really don't matter though, no one in Little Falls should be allowed to use topix as higher ups in town don't like it.
LOL. I wonder if they are going to out all of those city officials who were so busy slandering the Big M and its employees last year? What's good for the goose is good for the gander.
Dick Trickle

Syracuse, NY

#9 Jan 2, 2011
slan·der   /ˈslænd ər/ Show Spelled
[slan-der] Show IPA

–noun
1. defamation; calumny: rumors full of slander.
2. a malicious, false, and defamatory statement or report: a slander against his good name.
3. Law . defamation by oral utterance rather than by writing, pictures, etc.
–verb (used with object)
4. to utter slander against; defame.
–verb (used without object)
5. to utter or circulate slander
really

Syracuse, NY

#10 Jan 2, 2011
Dick Trickle wrote:
slan·der   /ˈslænd ər/ Show Spelled
[slan-der] Show IPA
–noun
1. defamation; calumny: rumors full of slander.
2. a malicious, false, and defamatory statement or report: a slander against his good name.
3. Law . defamation by oral utterance rather than by writing, pictures, etc.
–verb (used with object)
4. to utter slander against; defame.
–verb (used without object)
5. to utter or circulate slander
Very true--slander has to be untrue. People have a right to know where a sex offender is living and/or working--it is their right. Obviously what he did was the truth. Waste of money, time, and law enforcement. If you are worried about what people are going to say--don't give them a reason to do so!
A Registered Sex offender

United States

#11 Jan 2, 2011
A registered sex offender who brings a lawsuit subpeoning topix comments on the FACT that he is registered on a registry that is intended to be for people to NOTIFY neighbors and the community is not only a waste of time used better elsewhere, it just brings more notice to everyone that he is a registered sex offender. So even more people will know about what he did.
Specifics

United States

#12 Jan 4, 2011
HCS311 wrote:
Little Falls is collecting complaints and cases related to defamation of character and slander. fake names look like can't hide your ip address so if you have a complaint let PD know so they can send to topix
related......
Topix CEO angry over Polk subpoenas seeking IDs
http://romenews-tribune.com/view/full_story/1...
"The subpoenas stated that the sheriff’s office was seeking the IP addresses to support an investigation into defamation of character and slander."
Was this info in THE TIMES? or just posted on Topix by you, the site Mayor Peters is not in favor of?
Give it to me Bobby

Syracuse, NY

#13 Jan 4, 2011
Specifics wrote:
<quoted text>
Was this info in THE TIMES? or just posted on Topix by you, the site Mayor Peters is not in favor of?
They are welcome to subpoena my IP address and hunt me down.
The vast majority of what you see on here is protected speech including speculation about the mayor's infidelity, Phil Green's usefulness for the city, Mike Masi's lazy eye or whether or not Rob Parese is a midget or little person. Yes, you can be sued for anything and any poster is wide open to that but as far as criminal charges, barring overt threats there is little chance
of criminal recourse for the previously mentioned idiots or anyone else for that matter.
wow

Hanoi, Vietnam

#14 Jan 4, 2011
Hey gentleman, I'm just getting back in town and want to know what I've missed hehehehehehhee
Subpoenas

United States

#15 Jan 4, 2011
If there are threats to kill someone or themselves, Topix ceo said he complies. But imagine the President or an entertainer subpeoning people for writing negative remarks about them. The more public a person you are the more likely people have varied opinions.
missing the obvious point

Providence, UT

#16 Jan 14, 2011
Its more about cyberbullying and the ppl that are most at risk- kids.
To date there have been ppl that took their own lives because of Topix posts, believe it or not, it has happened.
So screw your "civil liberties" speeches, all I hear from you all is blah blah blah.
Cyberbullying IS a crime.
LOL

New York, NY

#17 Jan 15, 2011
missing the obvious point wrote:
Its more about cyberbullying and the ppl that are most at risk- kids.
To date there have been ppl that took their own lives because of Topix posts, believe it or not, it has happened.
So screw your "civil liberties" speeches, all I hear from you all is blah blah blah.
Cyberbullying IS a crime.
LOL. The obvious point is that the wanna-be fascists in America have for 20 years tried to erode our civil liberties by saying "think of the children."

As for cyberbullying, when I was a kid, we had a saying: "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names shall never harm me."
Disgusted

AOL

#18 Jan 16, 2011
Subpoenas wrote:
If there are threats to kill someone or themselves, Topix ceo said he complies. But imagine the President or an entertainer subpeoning people for writing negative remarks about them. The more public a person you are the more likely people have varied opinions.
Did they ever catch up with the person who threatened Utica's Mayor and Donna Donavan of the OD? I remember the Oneida County DA on WKTV saying he was going to get this person, but haven't heard anything since. Can't anything be done to controll Topix?
lfman

Syracuse, NY

#19 Jan 16, 2011
Simple go to the library, those recoeds cannot be Subpoenaed SP
This Is A Bigger Problem

Nashua, NH

#20 Feb 4, 2011
This problem is happening all over the nation. Our local paper here just dropped their affiliation with Topix. There is a really good website here:

http://tinyurl.com/38jy6vl

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