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Old 02.06.2011, 17:43
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Swiss Cyber Bullying laws

This could well affect EF Forum users ?

Be careful of what you say online...

A 19-year-old woman from St. Gallen has become
the first person in Switzerland to be convicted of
cyber-bullying after she used social networking site Facebook
to insult a man who had complained about a local nightclub's all-night parties.



If nothing else, I did learn two new insults

...oh , and I am gonna sue the ass of anyone that neg reps me. Possibly. Maybe. Nah, not really. But will someone do it to you ?

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Old 02.06.2011, 18:03
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Re: Swiss Cyber Bullying laws

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the 19-year-old woman at the centre of the case contested her fine and took the case to the district court.
Sounds like she should have shut up and took her lumps.

Man, nearly 1500chf for calling someone a "bloody idiot" and a "dullard"... I better get a squeezy thing to relieve stress, those "insults" are relatively tame!


All the same though, I'm sort of glad to see the Swiss judicial system (or at least that judge anyhow) come down hard even on something as slight as that, hopefully it will help curb some folks of the desire to make a habit of some of the more nasty stuff I've seen elsewhere.
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Old 02.06.2011, 18:20
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rofl what a joke. She needs to appeal. I almost feel like funding it. Almost.
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Old 02.06.2011, 18:27
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Old 02.06.2011, 21:42
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rofl what a joke. She needs to appeal. I almost feel like funding it. Almost.
OK, blast away with insults, I'll sue you and we can then / you can appeal your case...

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Old 02.06.2011, 21:56
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This could well affect EF Forum users ?

Be careful of what you say online...

A 19-year-old woman from St. Gallen has become
the first person in Switzerland to be convicted of
cyber-bullying after she used social networking site Facebook
to insult a man who had complained about a local nightclub's all-night parties.



If nothing else, I did learn two new insults

...oh , and I am gonna sue the ass of anyone that neg reps me. Possibly. Maybe. Nah, not really. But will someone do it to you ?
Switzerland, just in line with the E.U., is gradually adopting its laws to the presence of the internet, which roughly means that what has been punishable before OUTSIDE the internet now gradually becomes also punishable INSIDE the internet. For details you however have to consult your family lawyer, as I for example cannot tell you whether owners of a WEBsite can be forced to provide the identity of forum contributors, and under what circumstances.

What I however CAN tell you is that a whole troop of lawyers in Switzerland alone for a full decade have been working on laws in regard to the internet, in close conjunction with their colleagues in other European countries
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Old 02.06.2011, 22:06
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What I however CAN tell you is that a whole troop of lawyers in Switzerland alone for a full decade have been working on laws in regard to the internet, in close conjunction with their colleagues in other European countries
Which is a good reason to have legal insurance.

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Old 02.06.2011, 22:12
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That's economisto's goose cooked.
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Old 02.06.2011, 23:07
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That's economisto's goose cooked.
You think this level of goosism is acceptable? Also I'm a vegetarian. I feel threatened. I'm calling the SGPD. C**k.
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Old 02.06.2011, 23:14
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You think this level of goosism is acceptable? Also I'm a vegetarian. I feel threatened. I'm calling the SGPD. C**k.
Mefeels the Mod doth set a challenge...
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Old 02.06.2011, 23:28
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"All the world's a stage,
and all the men and women merely players:
they have their exits and their entrances;
and one man in his time plays many parts..."
As You Like It, Act II, Scene 7, 13942.
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Old 02.06.2011, 23:30
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You're all stupid douchbags.

But rest assured, I won't appeal against my sentence and you can have my collection of 20 x 5 Cent coins I keep for special occasions
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Old 02.06.2011, 23:37
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Is there a legal difference between:

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Marmaduke Quentin Smithers of Seckelstrasse 231, 8001 Zuerich is a knobhead
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Old 02.06.2011, 23:52
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Yes. I am a much better class of knob head...

Although both forms uniquely identify an individual. Insult the forum name, insult the person.
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Old 02.06.2011, 23:57
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Yes. I am a much better class of knob head...

Although both forms uniquely identify an individual. Insult the forum name, insult the person.
It's a description, not an insult. I can assemble a team of character referees to confirm in court that you are, in fact, a knobhead.
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Old 03.06.2011, 00:08
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It's a description, not an insult. I can assemble a team of character referees to confirm in court that you are, in fact, a knobhead.
Yes, but a description can insult... *

...and all I have to do is show up in court to show the Judge my head is not at all phallus shaped rendering the fact just an insult.




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Old 03.06.2011, 00:23
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Sounds like she should have shut up and took her lumps.

Man, nearly 1500chf for calling someone a "bloody idiot" and a "dullard"... I better get a squeezy thing to relieve stress, those "insults" are relatively tame!


All the same though, I'm sort of glad to see the Swiss judicial system (or at least that judge anyhow) come down hard even on something as slight as that, hopefully it will help curb some folks of the desire to make a habit of some of the more nasty stuff I've seen elsewhere.
Geez, and I thought that the American Legal system was considered to be egregious.

Talk about a worthless expense of the taxpayer's money.
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Old 03.06.2011, 00:24
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<youtube vid removed>
Really need to do something about autoplay youtube items that have obnoxious/stupid audio content in them...


Really!

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Old 03.06.2011, 00:29
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Really need to do something about autoplay youtube items that have obnoxious/stupid audio content in them...


Really!
...including them in the quote helps
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Old 03.06.2011, 00:42
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...including them in the quote helps
It would seem that it did.

And yes I did do it on purpose. I figured that if it wasn't an error/mistake that the flanging caused by the multiple delays would make it more annoying than it already was. If it was an error then the poster would remove/correct the inclusion and I would do likewise.

Notice that I have already removed the actual link to the vid in my quote.

Oh, and thanks for noticing the helpfulness of my previous post.
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