Legal Issues

by Mike Masnick



First Person Ever Charged Under Internet Stalking Law

from the took-a-while dept

The first person ever has been charged with internet stalking, using a law that was changed in 1997 to equate obscene emails with obscene telephone calls. It seems odd that no one has been charged under this law in the seven years that it's been on the books. I imagine there have been plenty of obscene emails in that time.

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