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Florida Man Sues WikiLeaks For Scaring Him 340

Posted by samzenpus
from the don't-watch-the-news dept.
Stoobalou writes "WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been accused of 'treason' by a Florida man seeking damages for distress caused by the site's revelations about the US government. From the article: 'David Pitchford, a Florida trailer park resident, names Assange and WikiLeaks as defendants in a personal injury suit filed with the Florida Southern District Court in Miami. In the complaint filed on 6th January, Pitchford alleges that Assange's negligence has caused "hypertension," "depression" and "living in fear of being stricken by another heart attack and/or stroke" as a result of living "in fear of being on the brink of another nuclear [sic] WAR."' Just for good measure, it also alleges that Assange and WikiLeaks are guilty of 'terorism [sic], espionage and treason.'"

Comment: Re:Microsoft is... (Score 2, Insightful) 197

by shadowen1977 (#31361596) Attached to: IO Data Licenses Microsoft's "Linux Patents"
Why don't two or more companies join together in class action to fight Microsoft against this FUD??? Second, of the companies that did sign up with Microsoft before class action and before the suing companies WIN in class action, what happens to these companies that paid Microsoft for these patents? I don't think that patent system should be scrapped, but I do think that patents should be under the administrative control of the government entity, not Microsoft saying you are..... I'm sure if I had patents and I enforced the patents that I could find LOTS of patent infringements in the WILD. What is the standard that tells me this is infringement or not. Microsoft business model.... Litigation = profit !

Comment: Done nothing wrong, there's nothing to worry about (Score 1) 206

by shadowen1977 (#28535345) Attached to: In Canada, No Expectation of Privacy On the Net
For these politicians that keep rolling out the âoeIf your not a criminal, you have nothing to worry about.â. I think the first test of this âoeLAWâ should be that we find out what Peter Van Loan's IP address is and all the other MP's and submit it to the ISP's. Then when we get the information back, make it VERY VERY public on a website. It would be nice to know if Peter Van Loan likes lots of PORN and that it comprises 90% of his internet traffic.... Then when they find out what he has been doing on the net and that the Police /Public obtained all this information about Peter Van Loan and decided to share it with the public. Lets see if he has âoesomething to hide....â Lastly, without a warrant, not only stating that they need the information, but who is to gather it/obtain it, I find the chance of impersonating a police office (offence in Canada) too tempting to get at that information. Just give a call to your local ISP state your such and such from the Police Service and get the ISP to send the information to a newly created hotmail or gmail address. Or just some police office curious after obtaining the girl he has been âoefollowingâ to see their IP activity.... GOVERNMENT ALONE CANNOT BE TRUSTED WITH THIS POWER. THIS CAN BE ABUSED.

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