Rexxfield's Michael Roberts

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Ron Livingston: 'Office Space' Star Battles 'Malicious' Gay Rumors Online

In many cases horrible problems have been avoided for the community as a result of anonymous blogging. This includes whistle blowing for white-collar criminals, community awareness when sexual predators move into the neighborhood, and many other alerts that are of great community benefit.

Benefits notwithstanding, you can't make an omelette without breaking eggs and anonymous free speech on the Internet is one such omelette. There is no such thing as free speech; there is always a cost. Sometimes that cost is acceptable, moreover desirable, particularly in the case of positive community awareness. However, often their many false and deceptive rumors, and libelous attacks are motivated only by hatred and vindictive antisocial promptings. More often than not, these serial cyber defamers have some type of antisocial personality disorder. They have nothing better to do than hurt other people; in fact they are actually fueled by other people's pain. Normal people like 97% of the readers of my comment cannot begin to relate to how these people think. Stop for a moment and imagine not having a conscience­..... it is simply impossible.

A concerted, focused and malicious Internet smear campaign can be as devastating for a person that relies on his or her reputation for employment as a fire can be for a farmer who loses his fields, barns, and livestock.

Respectfully submitted by Michael Roberts.

Internet Libel Victim's Advocate.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

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Saturday, July 18, 2009

In a perfect world free speech would work, but so would communism.....

There is no such thing as free speech unless someone is discussing the weather. Good things are free yes, but good things are invariably abused. Free speech is abused, and this results in a cost to someone, namely the libel victim. Congressional immunity for republishing libel online (particularly with foreknowledge) is absurd. Newspapers, magazines, TV stations and radio can't, and their exposure is only momentary... why can online content providers when their content is immediately and perpetually available?. Adherents and practitioners of this silly safe-harbor are either lazy, ambivalent, anti-social or haven't yet experience the anguish of being on the receiving end.

In a perfect world free speech would work, but so would communism.....

Michael Roberts Google+

Thursday, March 12, 2009

How to Identify Anonymous Bloggers

The US First Amendment makes it very clear that anonymous criticism and civil dissent is a privileged (protected) form of free speech. Notwithstanding, it is not absolute; if an anonymous author publishes statements of fact that are deceptive by error (without malice) or maliciously deceptive, the veil of anonymity can be pierced and rightly so.

The suggestion of cart blanche and absolute protection of all anonymous speech under the guise of "net neutrality", justified, malicious or otherwise is absurd. It is reasonably presumed that proponents of such notions have never experienced the financial and emotional debilitation of these vicious assaults. The recent advent of anonymous online character defamation mediums compound the victims' carnage exponentially due to the enduring nature of the postings, instant availability through search engines, and the viral republication thereof.

I have posted some more information about How to Identify Anonymous Bloggers

Online Character Defamation - RUTHLESS, SNEAKY & DEVASTATING.

This growing risk of unchecked online defamation should be taken seriously by any person or organization with aspirations to a long and productive existence or career. The efficiency of today’s search engines combined with federal government immunity for re-publishers of libel is a devastating dilemma for those caught in the web.

PLUG: Rexxfield Online Slander & Libel guardians offer economical and common-sense solutions to mitigate these risks in the short and long term. If the quagmire of litigation is unavoidable we can help your attorneys achieve results faster and more economically than they can alone. However, we can usually achieve results outside the court; often without your antagonist noticing.

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Michael Roberts Google+

Friday, February 6, 2009

I thought I broke the Internet

Today I was testing some new Mac Beta software. All of a sudden my browser went blank... I panicked, I thought I had just broken the internet. The only thing I could think to do was to reboot.

The good news is, the problem was just local and restricted to my computer only. Don't worry, the internet is fine, I doubt anyone noticed but me.

Michael Roberts Google+