Thursday, July 02, 2009
"Myspace case" conviction "tentatively" overturned
A federal judge “tentatively” overturned the conviction of Lori Drew in the Myspace suicide case.
Judge George Wu said that if the conviction could stand, then anyone could be prosecuted ex post facto for a minor terms of service violation with his or her ISP.
This seems to have constituted a case of “creative prosecution”, no matter how objectionable the defendant’s behavior was.
States will be busy passing cyberbullying laws given this tragedy, and they should be.
The CNN story is here.