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2006-10-25 02:34:08 PM
Seriously, we need a MySpace tag.
 
2006-10-25 02:35:25 PM
In this case, wouldn't it be a YourSpace tag?
 
2006-10-25 02:35:53 PM
Right, but that would just encourage posting more of these stories.
 
2006-10-25 02:35:55 PM
Seriously, we need a MySpace tag.

there's one... it was used.

 
2006-10-25 02:36:00 PM
If we add a MySpace tag we would have to admit it probably won't die. Please die, MySpace.
 
2006-10-25 02:37:05 PM
The important question is...

... teacher hot?
 
2006-10-25 02:37:43 PM
Is impersonating someone on the Internet illegal?

I did NOT know that.

I hope the real Prince of Pickles doesn't find out about this FARK account.
 
2006-10-25 02:37:43 PM
Isn't Parody protected speech?
 
2006-10-25 02:37:45 PM
Fark does have a MySpace tag. it's this: img.fark.com
 
2006-10-25 02:37:48 PM
GOOD!

Myspace is evil enough but to have people impersonating people is just wrong. In the media-is-the-jury world, libel is too easy.
 
2006-10-25 02:37:58 PM
Police have arrested a 13-year-old Farmington girl, accusing her of creating an Internet account in the name of a public school teacher. Police said the girl has been charged with criminal impersonation...

That's a bit harsh, couldn't they have just suspended her and given here a stern talking too?
 
2006-10-25 02:38:01 PM
MySpace ... Dumbass... why have a separate tag?
 
2006-10-25 02:38:54 PM
This case was already settled when Flynt won.

The technology may have changed a bit, but the basic premise remains the same.

The courts have held that it's legal to impersonate someone in the media for the purpose of satirization.

For other examples, see The Onion's article with Laura Bush shiatting blood.
 
2006-10-25 02:39:12 PM
I had no idea it was a criminal offence to impersonate someone on Myspace. Does that mean I have to delete my Scott Baio profile?
 
2006-10-25 02:39:14 PM
Has this girl ever heard of a disclaimer?
 
2006-10-25 02:41:14 PM
kentriccubed

Isn't Parody protected speech?

Yes it is. If no one would reasonably believe that it was the teacher's actual myspace account, then she has a valid defense. This should have been handled by the school, not the police.
 
2006-10-25 02:41:15 PM
so my real name is tim allen taylor. if i pose as tim allen and hope to make money from autographs and talk about my love of comedy and the time i spent in jail, would it be illegel?
 
2006-10-25 02:42:12 PM
And, for what it's worth, I'm not defending the little shiat's actions as being right or correct.

I'm just tired of the movement in this country to try and criminalize every offense on a person's sensibilities.
 
2006-10-25 02:43:10 PM
There is nothing like an adult having a kid arrested for making fun of them.

www.cerebromente.org.br

WAAAHHH! That 13 yr old called me Teh Ghey and Lamz0rr... I want her arrested!



Sheesh.
 
2006-10-25 02:44:47 PM
All I can think about is the video of Radiohead with voice overs by Eric Cartman.

"Yeah, that Scott Tennerman kid is hella lame!"
 
2006-10-25 02:45:00 PM
sure a myspace tag would be nice, but it should have a disguise as the douchenozzle tag

this way no one can abuse it
 
2006-10-25 02:45:38 PM
link?
 
2006-10-25 02:47:11 PM
Of course teachers don't want teens impersonating them on MySpace. How else are the teachers going to hit on 13 year olds if their name is already taken.
 
2006-10-25 02:47:52 PM
at what point does online impersonation get good enough to cause serious damage to someone ?

obviously MySpace doesn't rise to the level of any taking anything there seriously (at least they shouldn't).
 
2006-10-25 02:50:07 PM
"Hey kids this is Mr. Applewood. I gots a MySpace now. I love middle school titties. lol1!!"

Wow, is that really Mr Applewood's MySpace?
 
2006-10-25 02:51:40 PM
dbaggins,

at what point does online impersonation get good enough to cause serious damage to someone ?

When it's put forth in a forum, and in a fashion, that would be taken seriously by the person's peers.

Myspace has a disclaimer stating that the information contained on the website has no guarantee of being accurate.

And, something tells me that a 13-year-old girl isn't going to be writing in a way that would pass for a teacher.

To me, this is the same as writing, "Hi, I'm Mrs. Smith and I'm a poophead" on 20 sheets of paper and shoving them anonymously in school lockers.

It's something that you'll get suspended for, sure, but it's not a criminal action.

At best, libel, which is a matter for the civil courts (and even that is taking it too far).
 
2006-10-25 02:52:56 PM
Desire777: WAAAHHH! That 13 yr old called me Teh Ghey and Lamz0rr... I want her arrested!

FTFA:

"The girl had created the account in the teacher's name and it included fictitious comments in the teacher's profile that were inappropriate," Sgt. Daniel Devine said Tuesday. "It also included comments about particular students."

That's enough to get a teacher fired these days, maybe even prosecuted depending on what sort of "inappropriate comments" were posted. Make an example of the little brat, says I.
 
2006-10-25 02:53:07 PM
Here is RadioactiveApe's Myspace account:

http://www.myspace.com/64219381

If you are 15 year old girl with daddy issues, I can help

/okthxbye
 
2006-10-25 02:53:27 PM
as i said yesterday:
MYSPACE IS SO TEH GHEY. IT'S LIKE TOTALLY LAME N STUFF
oo hey!! i got a comment!! *clickity click clack*

/oh and ...bony knees, would not hit...
//that's everything right?
 
2006-10-25 02:57:39 PM
Rye,

That's enough to get a teacher fired these days, maybe even prosecuted depending on what sort of "inappropriate comments" were posted. Make an example of the little brat, says I.

Amazingly enough, I haven't seen a teacher fired yet when these little shiats make the Myspace pages.

Instead, everyone takes a look at it, instantly realize that it's not the teacher's, and punish the little brat.

When I was in school, we were suspended or given detention for insulting teachers or spreading rumors about them.

For some reason, it was never necessary to get the police involved.
 
2006-10-25 02:59:30 PM
Without seeing the page in question, the teacher has a valid claim. If it could be believed by the reasonable person that the teacher WAS the true owner of the page, then the student would be liable.

I love the armchair, learned it from LA Law, legal team on Fark.

/haven't passed bar yet
//thus, claim membership to said legal team
 
2006-10-25 02:59:44 PM
Okay kids, today's lesson is: Making fun of teachers, old school.

1) No internet. I just can't stress this enough.
2) Consider caricatures.
3) If you can't draw, a simple stick figure with "Mr. Davis is a poopyhead" will do.
4) Verbal mockery and facial expressions behind the back.
5) Deny everything.
6) Remember that internet thing? It makes #5 difficult.

That concludes our lesson.
 
2006-10-25 03:00:06 PM
SchlingFo: For some reason, it was never necessary to get the police involved.

No, you're right. The police shouldn't have been involved.
 
2006-10-25 03:00:24 PM
so i guess they are going to arrest all of those impersonating rumsfeld, bush, cheney, ahmadinajad, and many more right? right?



schlingfo
same here, but sadly its called zero tolerance, or zero intelligence in the schools... either way
 
2006-10-25 03:03:58 PM
I am more popular on MySpace than I've ever been in real life.

Hot girls are all over me, want me to see their webcams and their naughty pics.

People who DON'T use MySpace are either old or gay.

/Simmer down, I'll get off your damn lawn you old fag.
 
2006-10-25 03:05:09 PM
That's enough to get a teacher fired these days, maybe even prosecuted depending on what sort of "inappropriate comments" were posted. Make an example of the little brat, says I.

That's my point. I think it's lame that we have turned into a nation where a kid actually gets arrested for talking shiat. Besides, if the teacher can prove that he/she wasn't the one to put it up, there should be no problem.
 
2006-10-25 03:06:15 PM
Please, let's not have a MySpace tag. It will only lead to a comment thread full of "here's my MySpace page" remarks, everytime.

Who needs that?

/doesn't have a MySpace page
//owning a domain name - it's a concept
 
2006-10-25 03:06:58 PM
Poor little rich girl with nothing to do...

Lots of rich people live in Farmington - Fiddy Cent being one of them - he owns Mike Tyson's old house.
 
2006-10-25 03:07:56 PM
Police said the girl has been charged with criminal impersonation

Bogus crime. Wait till they find out how many people pretend to be celebrities on MySpace. Certain celebrities have about 12 different pages all claiming to be the real celebrity and saying the others are fake.

SchlingFo:
For other examples, see The Onion's article with Laura Bush shiatting blood.

img.photobucket.com

QUICK, CALL THE COPS!
 
2006-10-25 03:11:57 PM
Poor kid, should be getting extra credit in engish for taking the time to work on such a thing. This makes kids bitter for years to come. I know... nearly got suspended back in the day for a little bit I wrote, took the funny right away.

I say one way to feel good is: YEEEEHA law suit time CT style!!


Here is my Myspace page
http://www.myspace.com/senortom
 
2006-10-25 03:12:07 PM
The internet is so cliquish. And there's not even a cool kids table.
 
2006-10-25 03:12:39 PM
i55.photobucket.com
/whatevah, whatevah, I do what I want!
 
2006-10-25 03:15:35 PM
If there is a single legitimate MySpace account out there, I'll eat my hat.
 
2006-10-25 03:16:42 PM
All the more reason for people to have a real myspace page even if you hate myspace. The people who are on myspace all the time have nothing better to do than look up every person who has ever entered their lives. Someone could easily create a mock up of me and say stupid things. But, since I already have a really lame myspace page that can be seen as 100% mine, no mistakes about it, there isn't an incentive to create one and they see that I know about this myspace thing that the youngin's are into and might be able to catch them.
 
2006-10-25 03:17:43 PM
WakeMeWhenItsOver,

If there is a single legitimate MySpace account out there, I'll eat my hat.

Mine shows me as a mullet-sporting redneck who wants to bear Rusty Wallace's children and has a passion for buck hunting and Skoal.

Everyone knows that I'm a Cope guy.
 
2006-10-25 03:18:16 PM
The Anti-Laura

The internet is so cliquish. And there's not even a cool kids table.



Uhh.. yeah there is. It's under "Friends" section on my page.

Even the HA-HA Guy is there.
 
2006-10-25 03:19:25 PM
I made my dog a myspace account, I hope he doesn't have me arrested!
 
2006-10-25 03:19:51 PM
Kids suffer from brain damage....
 
2006-10-25 03:34:19 PM
shaun of the dead - "Seriously, we need a MySpace tag."

doesn't 'dumbass' cover it?
 
2006-10-25 03:35:37 PM
Jezebels_Ishtar

Be very careful with that. You're opening your dog up to online predators that might rape its rotting corpse in front of a daycare!!!!
 
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