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Liability for Impersonating Someone Online

Does the law allow you to impersonate someone online? An American woman in New Jersey found a possible answer to this question. She  was charged with identity theft and faced 18 months in prison for impersonating her ex-boyfriend on Facebook [...]

By |2019-07-31T11:06:33+02:00November 8th, 2011|Categories: Social Media Law|Tags: , |

Impersonation and fake social media accounts

A fake social media account could result in legal action against the impersonator in terms of either civil or criminal law. However, this pre-supposes that one is able to ascertain the true identity of the person behind the impersonation. This [...]

By |2019-07-31T11:09:37+02:00November 8th, 2011|Categories: Social Media Law|Tags: |