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    Re: Spike Lee says sorry to couple after Twitter mixup

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    If you want to go after someone, go after the guy who originally posted the information. Of course, he has no money to go after, so threatening to sue someone well-known or wealthy who did nothing illegal seems silly. I won't argue that Lee is a jerk, he always has been, but he's not criminally or civilly liable for retweeting someone else's information.
    I believe there will be a civil impact because of Lee's power (power through twitter followers) whereas the original poster will not be held as responsible since he does not have the same amount power (assumption) to disseminate the information.
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    Re: Spike Lee says sorry to couple after Twitter mixup

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Everyone can make a mistake, but the kicker is on March 25th, he offers to repeat the mistake this time with the correct address. So the idiot didn't learn a thing...


    He also for days refused to correct it, or apologize to the couple. They had to stay in a hotel, Does, ol spikey offer to pay for thier hotel?


    I hope they sue the **** out of him, what a douchebag.
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    Re: Spike Lee says sorry to couple after Twitter mixup

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Sadly, this event is bringing out the worst in lots of people.
    And the best in others, I must say, I never expected you to be as level headed over this as you have been and I thank you for it.
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    Re: Spike Lee says sorry to couple after Twitter mixup

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Sadly, this event is bringing out the worst in lots of people.
    I agree totally.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Spike Lee says sorry to couple after Twitter mixup

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    I believe there will be a civil impact because of Lee's power (power through twitter followers) whereas the original poster will not be held as responsible since he does not have the same amount power (assumption) to disseminate the information.
    Sorry, really doesn't work that way, or at least it shouldn't, but we have a screwed up legal system. It's like having someone post something here, 50 people respond to it and you pick the richest person who responded to sue because they quoted the information in their reply. It's ludicrous. Lee has no control over how many people follow him or how far his tweets go, any more than anyone else using Twitter.
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    Re: Spike Lee says sorry to couple after Twitter mixup

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Sorry, really doesn't work that way, or at least it shouldn't, but we have a screwed up legal system. It's like having someone post something here, 50 people respond to it and you pick the richest person who responded to sue because they quoted the information in their reply. It's ludicrous. Lee has no control over how many people follow him or how far his tweets go, any more than anyone else using Twitter.
    Lee is responisble for what he says. I hope he gets sued and ends up in the gutter where he belongs.

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    Re: Spike Lee says sorry to couple after Twitter mixup

    Quote Originally Posted by Neal N. Bloeme View Post
    Lee is responisble for what he says. I hope he gets sued and ends up in the gutter where he belongs.
    Except, in my understanding, he didn't say it, he just passed it on, like forwarding a spam e-mail.
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    Re: Spike Lee says sorry to couple after Twitter mixup

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Except, in my understanding, he didn't say it, he just passed it on, like forwarding a spam e-mail.
    Let him use that for his defense in court. We'll see how far that bird flies.

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    Re: Spike Lee says sorry to couple after Twitter mixup

    Quote Originally Posted by Neal N. Bloeme View Post
    Let him use that for his defense in court. We'll see how far that bird flies.
    You seem far more eager to get Lee into court for a tweet than you are Zimmerman into court for killing a kid.
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    Re: Spike Lee says sorry to couple after Twitter mixup

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Except, in my understanding, he didn't say it, he just passed it on, like forwarding a spam e-mail.
    If that spam email damages someone, is the person who forwards it not responsible/accountable since the email didn't originate from them?

    Twitter cases have been seen more and more. There's no reason to think a law suit cannot be reasonably expected here. I'll refer you to:

    Spooner vs. The Associate Press

    Courtney Love was sued once successfully for $430K for defamation, and is being sued again for something she tweeted. So I don't think it's out of the realm of possibility here.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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