MySpace Accused Of Trampling Man's Right To 'Use Site In Peace'
from the ooooooooooooookay... dept
MySpace is at the center of another free-speech case, only this time it's the one that's alleged to be doing the infringing. A Missouri man has sued MySpace (unsurprisingly, pro se) for infringing his freedom of speech by "arbitrarily deleting TWO profiles" established by the man and a host of other complaints, including violating his "freedom to use the social networking site in peace". We're still looking through our copy of the Constitution to find the part about the right to use social-networking services, but maybe we've got an old version. Never mind that we thought the part about freedom of speech really only applied to the government; we weren't aware that it also meant private companies had to provide anyone and everyone with a platform to speak, and ensure it conforms to that person's every wish. They guy's stolen a few pages out of MySpace founder Brad Greenspan's playbook, and his blog-comment threats to bankrupt MySpace, bulldoze its headquarters and turn the area into a housing estate -- and then to sway Fox News' coverage even further to the right -- would seem to suggest that this case will meet the same kind of response as Greenspan's.