Friday, June 6, 2008

You Pay for a Post Like That

Ireland has seen the passing of a landmark judgement in the Social Networking world. Under the 1951 Post Office Amendment Act, a 27 year old man has been fined €3000 for a post he put on a 16 year old girls social network profile. Described as "outrageous" by the Judge, the mans post was not detailed but is believed to have attacked the girls sexual habits.

The case, a first of it's kind, has solidified the reach of the 1951 Act as a governance over materials communicated by any telecommunication channels. The outcome comes amidst a continued growing concern about bullying on Social Network sites.

In Ireland at least, it would seem we all now need to watch what we say online. IMHO this is nothing but a good thing.

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