Summary Of Linda Deutsch Not Guilty In Web Suicide

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In Time magazine’s article entitled “Not Guilty Plea in Web Suicide Case”, author, Linda Deutsch, addresses the federal court case involving 49-year-old, Lori Drew, and the internet hoax that supposedly was the cause of 13-year-old, Megan Meier’s suicide in 2006. Lori Drew, of St. Louis, M.O., has been accused of creating a fake MySpace account belonging to a 16-year-old boy, and sending cruel messages to Megan Meier, who hanged herself in 2006. Drew is denying responsibility for creating the account and sending messages such as “the world would be better off without [Megan],” (Deutsch). Drew has pled Not Guilty. This case opens up many new aspects of Internet Law. The only current statute (the same one indicting Drew) states that hackers

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