CASE LAW. HOW A HEARING IN MINNESOTA MAY CHANGE THE COURSE OF DEALING WITH INTERNET CYBERBULLYING OR THE QUEST FOR THE TRUTH IN HIGH PROFILE CASES BEING DEBATED ON THE INTERNET

A hearing in Minnesota may have set a legal landmark or legal precedent . On one side it is an example how, if someone has the resources to do so, they can deal with those who insist on posting false and inappropriate content about them and conduct certain acts of harassment in the process.

On the other side, there may have been a blow to the first amendment when it comes to criticizing those with the resources to quell the criticism.

 

There are two camps in regards to the actions of Tim Holmseth. One camp believes that he is an out of control conspiracy theoriest who libeled and terrorized people on the internet. One of those he allegedly did this to happened to be a lawyer, and a powerful one at that.  This lawyer was able to do something about him, and did.

The other camp believes that Mr Holmseth was a crusader who was trying to bring out the truth surrounding the case of a missing Florida child. This camp may argue that it was the power and resources the atty had at her disposal to quash the truth.

There is likely going to be a debate about what occurred in the courthouse in Polk County Minnesota. There has been one result. Mr Holmseth has been placed on one year of probation and has been ordered to remove all content regarding the atty and her family.

This is good news for the atty and her family, Is it good news for the on line community at large? Only time will tell.

THOSE OF US WHO HAVE BEEN TORMENTED BY BLOGGERS ON THE INTERNET NOW HAVE ANOTHER CASE WE CAN CITE IN OUR FIGHT FOR JUSTICE

For those of us who have been tormented on the internet it gives us hope that perhaps someday we will get the justice we seek and the false and misleading material that cyber abusers post on the internet may soon be removed.

For those who feel they have been trying to seek justice and the truth, they will feel that this may have been a blow to their cause.

Now, let the debate begin. In some circles, it already has.

 

Stay tuned

 

MURT

 

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