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A law suit filed last week in New York has threatened to hold some of the internet's more unpleasant denizens to account: a rare example of old media rules starting to be applied online.
The heroine of the tale is Carla Franklin, a former model and graduate of Columbia Business School. She is taking Google to court over anonymous comments that called her a "whore" on the firm's YouTube website.
Originally posted by davespanners ... The established brand in the market then starts to notice your presence, your once insignificant brand is now starting to make a dent in their profit margin so they decide to start an Internet campaign against you, hiring a dozen or so people to post on every forum, newsgroup, youtube etc etc that Super Cola contains dangerous amount of carcinogenic ingredients and will give you cancer. ...