Bengals Cheerleader Sex Case, and how it might affect DBS

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  1. Ski-Whiz

    Ski-Whiz George Halas Staff Member

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    Bottom line, a website is being held liable for what a user said. Yes the owner didn't 100% help the situation, but this is the opening of a can that could make ME liable for what people say on DaBears.com.

    This is a huge can of worms, and would probably spell doom for message boards as we know them. Freedom of speech will be affected if this cheerleader has her way.

  2. Bearstuff

    Bearstuff Yes, in the woods. Staff Member SuperFan

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    I would imagine that Richie has a few donations towards his legal fund.



    And I don't see the precedent turning out in any other way than in Richie's favor.
  3. The Benjamin

    The Benjamin George Halas Staff Member

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    That would kill any social media site
  4. Ski-Whiz

    Ski-Whiz George Halas Staff Member

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    Yeah, that's why this case is being labeled as the case that can change the internet forever.
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    The Benjamin George Halas Staff Member

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    It will make everyone worry about being held libel for what they say.
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    Ski-Whiz George Halas Staff Member

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    They already are liable. I've been hit with subpoenas for members one here.

    This new case would make me liable. Hell no, I'm not into that! I'm sorry, but this isn't worth it. :D

    I'm hoping the court rules that sites can't be held liable.
  7. The Benjamin

    The Benjamin George Halas Staff Member

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    Damn..... that sucks. We cannot say anything can we?
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    Ski-Whiz George Halas Staff Member

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    Only certain people can get away with it.

    For example Spike Lee, Jessie Jackson, Al Sharpton to name a few.
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  9. riczaj01

    riczaj01 DaBears Ditka DBS Writer

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    question, if an appeals court is hearing this case, does that mean that some court actually agreed w/the chearleader in this instance?
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