U.S. vs. Lori Drew MySpace suicide


This case is pretty interesting and sad. It is viewed in legal circles as a landmark in Internet law as it is said to be the first time the federal statute on accessing protected computers has been used in a social-networking case. This is a case of a 49-year-old Missouri woman who is accused of taunting a 13-year-old girl on the Internet to the point where she committed suicide. Although the case is about whether Drew violated the terms of service of the MySpace social networking site, not about whether she caused the suicide of Megan Meier.

On MySpace you can be who you wish, and this is what Drew did, she used a pseudonym of a teenage boy to lure Megan into an online romance driven by not so friendly motives that ended in suicide.

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