Truth Rules

A blog for fans of Clay Aiken. It may take a while but in the end, truth will win out over lies. Keep it clean, no threats ... and if I don't like what you say I own the delete key.

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Wild wild west

Most of us are familiar with the stories and history of America's Wild West. An era in the late 1800's where the territories west of the Mississippi River were a haven for the lawless. One Federal Court in Ft. Smith, Arkansas and 200 traveling marshals left the western frontier towns to deal with the outlaws on their own. Very much like today's cyberspace.

Federal and state laws are just beginning to address the wide open cyberspace territory. A new frontier where outlaws have free reign. Instead of guns some use their first amendment right to freedom of speech to terrorize. Outlaws running rampant assassinating character instead of life. Local enforcement (site owners) turn a blind eye not wanting to be held responsible. Trying to find someone in authority that will help is like setting out on horseback and traveling halfway across the continent looking for a U.S. Marshal back in the 1800's.

In the meantime, local townsfolk (users) are left to deal with the trash as best as they can.

10 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for the this blog, it is
definetly needed to counter the trash. Thank you.

July 31, 2006 12:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YEE HAW!!!! It's about time someone addressed this issue and I can't wait to see the fallout when those ornery folk are told to pack it up and move 'em on outta town!

Gotta love those western law dawgs!

July 31, 2006 2:50 PM  
Blogger Oh Crap said...

Heeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaad 'em up and mooooooooove 'em out. Rawhiiiiiiiide!

July 31, 2006 4:04 PM  
Blogger WRU said...

We definately branded the haters in the last 6 months.

Funny how it works, they had some privacy before but no longer because of their own arrogance and stupidity.

July 31, 2006 4:48 PM  
Blogger yeahthat said...

As one who has dealt with the terrorism first hand, I hope to hell the laws change sooner rather than later.

Being terrified of a computer screen truly is not something I would wish on anyone.

August 01, 2006 4:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't wait for the day bullies like Perez Hilton are held accountable for their lies, and cyberterrorists like Buddy face criminal charges. Hopefully, that day is not too far off.

August 02, 2006 12:52 AM  
Blogger Linda said...

One can only hope that with the way things have been going lately with internet blogs and such that maybe the people in power in the legislature would get off their butts and do something about changing the laws of libel and slander to include internet attacks.

Unfortunately, I don't see this happening anytime soon.

August 02, 2006 11:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My hope is that the general public will learn that blogs are just blogs. Sometimes they can provide valuable information which actually happens to be true but mostly they are no more reliable than a teenage girl's diary. It's criminal that the main stream press actually uses blogged material without doing more checking than finding another blog or tabloid to back up their story. Something definately needs to be done. Legislation..education..something.

August 02, 2006 12:51 PM  
Blogger kit said...

ATDW is now up on Amazon.com for pre-order. The direct link and full info can be found on the Clayboard.

August 02, 2006 2:34 PM  
Blogger WRU said...

To report blogs:

http://help.blogger.com/?page=help

choose:

To report TOS and enter blog name in description.

August 02, 2006 10:46 PM  

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