Friday, November 28, 2008
The New York Times' Brian Stelter reports on the Lori Drew verdict here, examining among other issues, the question of whether creating a false identity on the 'net is now a crime. Some commentators say setting up a false identity is perfectly understandable if one wishes to protect against hacking. Others say people do not read social network "terms of service" carefully, if at all, so they do not understand that they are violating their contracts if they set up false identities. The judge in the Drew case will entertain a motion for a verdict of dismissal in December.