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You can now get sued for writing a negative software review on a forum.

Started by DJ Omnimaga, April 14, 2016, 05:35:00 pm

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DJ Omnimaga

Quote from: c4ooo on April 30, 2016, 07:57:56 pm
I think this should be newsed. Also, is there a copy of the original review post?
Nah, this isn't really newsworthy CW-wise, although if this ever happens on a calc site or something closely-related to our focus then that could definitively be a newsworthy item (eg if a company sues a forum for writing a bad review about their game)

As for the review itself, it's the one in the last link in the first post of this topic

Unicorn

This is quite rediculous.

I was looking at the comments on their page about funding, and people were ask why they were campaigning for money. Its more about the priciple, now, rather than the money, I think. They want to get as many people to know about it as possible.



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DJ Omnimaga

Well, if the company drops their lawsuits, the forum says  the money will be donated to charity. Also yeah they could remove the review, but they want to fight for our free speech rights instead.

GalacticPirate

Well, now all this is abused. Last week in France a woman sued a dentist because she stole a bag with €1000 in it at his surgery, and then the dentist put the CCTV recording on Facebook  <_<

aeTIos

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Duke "Tape" Eiyeron

Indeed, she sued (after getting sued for stealing the money) for abusive behaviour concerning one's privacy and right to not be used in media. WHen you're filmed/recorded/shoot (even if in background), you have the right to refuse to be shown or even ask for royalties. So yeah, the clever girl just sued for him posting a video of her on FB and might get away with it because regarding to the laws, he wasn't allowed to do so.

DJ Omnimaga

I hope that doesn't make her immune to criminal charges against stealing.

Duke "Tape" Eiyeron


Unicorn




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brentmaas

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DJ Omnimaga

Well, calculator-wise they seem headed in the right direction since TI seems to love them so much. :P

Otherwise I think what French people are referring to is that France laws or the constitution has severe loopholes that pretty much allows citizens to get away with any crime under certain circumstances. I don't remember exactly how, but it was brought up in the ISIS attack topic a while ago. It mostly revolved around police barely having any intervention power, though.

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