Nymshifting is now illegal under US law

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http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/11/18/ny-lawyer-faces-sentence-dead-sea-scrolls-case /

Raphael Golb, a linguistics scholar and lawyer with degrees from
Oberlin College, Harvard University and NYU, acknowledged during his
trial that he wrote the messages. But he said he never intended for
anyone to believe Schiffman actually sent them and portrayed them as
"satire, irony, parody."

Internet impersonation claims have generated a number of lawsuits, but
prosecutions are unusual unless phony identities are used to steal
money, experts say.

OT: Re: Nymshifting is now illegal under US law


| Be careful you trolls in this newsgroup...Feds are coming to get you.

| RL

|
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/11/18/ny-lawyer-faces-sentence-dead-sea-scrolls-case /

| Raphael Golb, a linguistics scholar and lawyer with degrees from
| Oberlin College, Harvard University and NYU, acknowledged during his
| trial that he wrote the messages. But he said he never intended for
| anyone to believe Schiffman actually sent them and portrayed them as
| "satire, irony, parody."

| Internet impersonation claims have generated a number of lawsuits, but
| prosecutions are unusual unless phony identities are used to steal
| money, experts say.

Nym shifting is not the same as "Internet impersonation".

However,  Patrick C. Butts (aka;  PCBUTTS1) is guilty of this as he has
impersonated me,
Leythos and MS MVP Robear Dyer.

--
Dave
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I realize that.  But keep in mind most judges are not computer
literate.  I bet you in a future case, if the defendant (on trial for
nymshifting) says "Your Honor, nymshifting is not the same as internet
impersonation because you can check the header and see that the URL/
domain is not the same as the person being impersonated" he will be
shot down if this case holds up as precedent.

Try explaining to a computer illiterate judge why if I sign off as
"David H. Lipman" on my .signature line why that would not confuse
some people into thinking I am you, though you can check the header
and see clearly that I don't have your domain.  That's splitting hairs
with the tech illiterate crowd IMO.  BTW I think this case will be
overturned, but we'll see.

BTW the next, next step (after nymshifting is found illegal in my
scenario) is that not using your real name will be grounds for
prosecution.  In real life I am not Ray Lopez of Washington DC and BTW
there really is a Ray Lopez of Washington DC (a politician, a
counselman I believe, if memory serves).  You'll have to pick a name
that nobody uses, so maybe I can claim there is no "raylopez99" except
me, and that is my cybername.  Big Brother is clamping down on the
net...

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Butts, that asswhole!

RL

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On 11/18/2010 8:34 PM, RayLopez99 wrote:
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It may be true that a judge may not be fully conversant with this or any
other topic, but counsel and expert witnesses can easily resolve that
problem, which to my mind is a damn sight easier than getting a court
(judge and jury), to comprehend the niceties of patent or anti-trust law.

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Not a virus.



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RayLopez99 <raylopez88 gmail.com> wrote:

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The posted link has little to do with the subject line or that
silliness. Nym-shifting sucks IMO but it is hardly a crime, and it
is perfectly legal.
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You should ask Rick or the groups other resident experts on
Nymshifting. Creepy was only telling RonB and Chrisv and "Bill Poaster"
the other day how wintrolls who post under nyms are "cowards". He was,
of course, totally incapable of recognising his own hypocrisy.

"Rick" informed us that because his name is "Rick" then he is not
posting anonymously.

The mind boggles when it comes to understanding just how dense people
can be in COLA.

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Damn you're fast Hadron.  I posted that two seconds ago!

Yes, you're right as usual.  I guess having COLA shut down would be a
small silver lining to any new law against nymshifting in Usenet.

RL

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