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Comparing the Canadian and American version

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posted on Feb, 29 2012 @ 02:12 AM
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Hello my fellow ATSer's. I'd like to share an article describing a U.S family that is suing plentyoffish.com and true.com. For the advertisement of the parents fallen soldier, and is seeking out punitive damages.

Anyhow I was reading the comments of what both the Canadians and Americans had to say. Wonder how it will go. Hate to be one stuck in between the opposing side of the fence. But I think that any site that wants to put up a picture of someone needs to get permission and to sign a written agreement before getting anybody's picture up there. I would hate for them to use my picture as part of their advertising. I do feel bad for the family, but suing millions in damages, is over doing it just a little bit.

The attitude from both sides it's amazing to see.


Here's the Canadian version
ca.news.yahoo.com...

Here's the American version
news.yahoo.com...




posted on Feb, 29 2012 @ 02:18 AM
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It's sickening. I once saw a porn ad that used a friend's picture. She sued and was awarded damages. To what extent, I'm not sure. The family has every right to sue.



posted on Feb, 29 2012 @ 02:40 AM
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Originally posted by DaTroof
It's sickening. I once saw a porn ad that used a friend's picture. She sued and was awarded damages. To what extent, I'm not sure. The family has every right to sue.


Porn ads forsure! If it was a person that looked like me, not much you can do. Wouldn't want my co workers to catch a glypse of my naughty bits. LOL, But it's sad to see that almost anything that disappoints anyone leads to suing one another. I notice it more often now than I did before. The plan, to sue and get rich quick before the SHTF.
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posted on Feb, 29 2012 @ 02:54 AM
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Someone should certainly be sued....but I'm not sure of the logic in suing Plenty of Fish. They simply had a third parties ad up in the background of their site. They blocked the ad once they found out about it....so to me, they handled in fairly. How could someone check every third party ad, to make sure the people used in it are not dead, anyhow?

The parents should sue whoever the third party is...(Oh but wait...it's probably a fly-by-night company with no real money) *sigh*.....So it would appear this isn't about Justice for their son at all...but rather getting money out of a company that simply ran some third parties ad.



posted on Feb, 29 2012 @ 02:58 AM
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The concept of law suits are to penalize a company or person for causing you financial harm and/or slander/libel.

Believe me, lawsuits are to protect American consumers. Some may seem frivolous (McDonalds coffee comes to mind), but in the end, laws are written to keep businesses from taking advantage of the consumer.



posted on Feb, 29 2012 @ 03:02 AM
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Originally posted by bhornbuckle75
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Someone should certainly be sued....but I'm not sure of the logic in suing Plenty of Fish. They simply had a third parties ad up in the background of their site. They blocked the ad once they found out about it....so to me, they handled in fairly. How could someone check every third party ad, to make sure the people used in it are not dead, anyhow?

The parents should sue whoever the third party is...(Oh but wait...it's probably a fly-by-night company with no real money) *sigh*.....So it would appear this isn't about Justice for their son at all...but rather getting money out of a company that simply ran some third parties ad.


A law shall come to pass where language to handle a situation like this in the future will determine who is at fault. Until then, PoF is absolutely responsible for approving content on their site.



posted on Feb, 29 2012 @ 10:35 PM
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Is there a legal precedent that states someone has to check every photo, used by every advertiser on their website isn't a dead person? How could they even check something like that?



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