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  1. #1
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    Did You Call Me A Crook!?


  2. #2
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    hmmmm, interesting... considering ive been called a lot worse here than a crook!
    if you haven't considered chapter 7 bankruptcy, maybe you should.
    eliminate your debt, keep the property you want, most people qualify.
    contrary to popular belief - no attorney is necessary!

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    I don't believe it ..

    I understand free speech isn't illimited but this is going real far..

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    From what ive seen America dosent have freedom of speech.

    A few lines on a bit of paper dosent mean much
    I could tell you a joke about UDP. But I'm not sure you would get it!

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    we have free speech, its just that we are expected to be responsible with it.
    if you haven't considered chapter 7 bankruptcy, maybe you should.
    eliminate your debt, keep the property you want, most people qualify.
    contrary to popular belief - no attorney is necessary!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lauren Stephens
    we have free speech, its just that we are expected to be responsible with it.

    But is it really free speech?

    To me its censorship

    say something someone dosent like and your sued.
    In china if you say something the goverment dosent like you can be arrested.

    Censorship?!


    Im sure almost all of us here have been abused online at somepoint Ive even recived death threats from idiots online I take great joy in replying to those.
    I could tell you a joke about UDP. But I'm not sure you would get it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan541
    But is it really free speech?

    To me its censorship

    say something someone dosent like and your sued.
    In china if you say something the goverment dosent like you can be arrested.

    Censorship?!

    Im sure almost all of us here have been abused online at somepoint Ive even recived death threats from idiots online I take great joy in replying to those.
    Its not censorship nor was the defendant censored in any way shape or form. Libel and defamation are much different then censorship. The plantiff has to prove damages. In this case the defendant more then likely hurt the name of the plantiff costing her potential clients. I think another reason the Plantiff won is because the defendant didn't even bother to show up to court.

    The easy way around slander, defamation, and libel are simply to start off your points as such:

    "In my opinion <person> is a dirty crook who you should never do business with"

    The keywords here are "In my opinion". Its very legal to have an opinion, its another thing to bash a person in an open forum which could end up costing that person in many different ways.

    All the lady needs is a appeals/lawyer and this case would be promptly overturned.

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    You can tell the truth about someone, but you can't slander and libel them. There's a big difference.

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