what do you think: Austin girl sues MySpace.com




 
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June 20th, 2006  
rotc boy
 
 

Topic: what do you think: Austin girl sues MySpace.com


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Austin girl sues MySpace.com
6/20/2006 11:00 AM
By: News 8 Austin Staff

A 14-year-old Austin girl is suing the popular Internet site MySpace.com.

The girl claims she was sexually assaulted by a 19-year-old Buda man she met on the site. He was arrested May 19.

The girl is suing MySpace for $30 million. The suit says MySpace fails to protect children from adult predators.

"MySpace has presented itself to the public that it is safe for young users, that there are extra protections in place for 14- and 15-year-old users ... those protections in fact we believe are utterly unsatisfactory," lawyer Carl Barry said.

The MySpace site includes a list of safety tips for users and warnings against posting identifying information.

It also warns users to be aware of strangers and people who may not be who they claim.

"No one is more committed to Internet safety than MySpace" MySpace's chief security officer said in a released statement. "We take aggressive measures to protect our members. Ultimately, Internet safety is a shared responsibility. We encourage everyone on the Internet to engage in smart Web practices."


i hope she loses personally, if you dont have the common sense to not meet someone that you dont know from myspace, you should be shot on the spot
June 20th, 2006  
MightyMacbeth
 
 
how is she sexually assaulted by the internet?
June 20th, 2006  
Rob Henderson
 
 
Myspace automatically sets 13,14, and 15 year olds user profiles to "private."This girl could not have been asaulted unless she accepted him as a friend and responded to his messages. This, to me, is a case of common sense. And perhaps bad parenting. Either the kid didn't have the common sense to not talk to anyone she didn't know, or the parents didn't know she had the lack of common sense, and didn't tell her. Either way, not Myspace's fault at all. Maybe she should think about suing the guy who freakin assaulted her!
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June 21st, 2006  
rotc boy
 
 
she shouldnt be suing anyone, she friggin decided to meet him, it was her moronic fault for meeting someone from the internet


and mighty:
they arranged to meet somewhere and thats when he did it
June 21st, 2006  
MightyMacbeth
 
 
oh.. Well to tell u the truth, its not completely Myspaces fault. And she should loose heh
June 21st, 2006  
Redleg
 
 
I just read about this on another news site, and it isn't the girl that's suing myspace, but her mother.....

So it just seems to me that someone's trying to get some free $$$ from a Myspace settlement, by using her own daughter...


http://www.statesman.com/news/conten...20myspace.html


e-mails, phonecalls, picked up at school etc...
If that's not enough warning signs then it's probably the daughter who should sue her mother for not teaching her proper internet awarness...
June 22nd, 2006  
Mr KillKill
 
 
MySpace should only be responsible for what is posted on it's site, it should not be expected to chaperone some young twit who agreed to meet a sicko
June 22nd, 2006  
MightyMacbeth
 
 
I dont think they(the girls family) would win the case, whatever it is
June 22nd, 2006  
Rob Henderson
 
 
Once again, MySpace takes extra steps to protect younger users with (obvious here) no common sense. They set profiles to private...And such.
June 22nd, 2006  
OORAH
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MightyMacbeth
I dont think they(the girls family) would win the case, whatever it is

ah yes, YOU dont think they should win, but this is AMERICA.


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