What interests me is that Mr Woods appears to be claiming that such statements constitute defamation even if they are clearly hyperbole and/or opinion.
Given that Mr Woods has made such a claim in an official filing, could someone Woods said such things about now sue WOODS for defamation on the grounds that Woods knew his statements were defamatory despite being hyperbole?
And yet, if there had been such an announcement back in 2001, naming flight numbers, and a belief the hijackers intended to use the planes as flying bombs, the World Trade Center would likely still be standing.
Getting cut up by someone with a knife when you don't know their ultimate intentions or believe you will be held for political ransom? Crowds tend to be sheep. Knowing you will die -- guaranteed -- if you don't resist? The passengers storm the cockpit, seize the hijackers and shove those knives where the sun doesn't shine.
Re: Right at last. In general, speech which is harmful -- or even empty -- should not be presumed valuable.
If you don't have the right to offend someone with your speech, you have no right to speech at all.
No one ever needed a heavily protected right to say exactly what people like to hear, after all.
I can guarantee you, that no matter what you say -- even a placeholder grunt with no actual words -- someone somewhere will be offended by it. If their feeling offended negates your right to freedom of speech, then no one has any right to freedom of speech.
AS for this forum, constitutional rights prevent the government from censoring you or punishing you for your speech. The constitution says nothing about private citizens on privately owned websites voting your comment down.
Fraud is both a crime and a tort. Sue the fraudster with YouTube and Horus named as co-defendants for facilitating the fraud.
Even if they can separate themselves from the lawsuit -- and their weak or nonexistent precautions work against them in this -- the fact of a lawsuit could well drive some changes through. A corporate legal department has ENORMOUS power over the rest of the company.
Attempting to delete it or ordering someone to delete it is a third degree felony in Florida. Such a crime is punishable by $5,000 fine or up to 5 years in state prison or both.
Florida has citizen's arrest, and such an arrest can be made for any felony you directly witness. Unlike the typical police arrest, you can make a citizen's arrest simply by informing someone verbally that they are under citizen's arrest.
If they resist, you could use force to compel their obedience, but you're not required to -- and unwise given how trigger happy police are, even though resisting arrest is a crime as well.
Discovering that an officer was under arrest, violently resisted the arrest, fled from the arrest and his coworkers aided and abetted him will make a trial judge DEEPLY unhappy.