Pseudonymity online dating
We need to be strongly enforcing the rules that exist, not creating new, poorly-defined ones willy-nilly.
The anonymity of the internet is to blame for the rise in online trolls targeting prominent women such as Professor Mary Beard because it has removed natural constraints on "monstrous" behaviour, a leading neurologist has suggested Where the topics are porn and trolling, inevitably the discussion turns as it so often does to anonymity.
Those in favour of 'doing more' about trolling and sexualised media seem to want to make all objectionable opinions go away, conflating schoolyard taunts with real abuse. There are already laws in place, after all, to deal with direct threats - witness the ongoing police investigation of Criado Perez's worst abusers.
There are already laws in place to deal with real sexual abuse.
Sexual assault or abuse of minors bringing civil suits as Does are plentiful, but protected with extra legislative heft (see below): , 783 N. Without note, Missouri courts of appeal have allowed convicted sex offenders to challenge sex offender registry laws using Doe pseudonyms.
In addition, a class action challenging the administration of state low-income health benefits is brought by a “named” Doe plaintiff.
If the anonymous filing is challenged, a court will evaluate factors to determine whether the plaintiff should be forced to reveal his or her identity.
And, the court found that the balancing test provided in section 293, requiring the victim’s privacy interest to be weighed against the possibility that a pseudonym would prejudice the prosecution or defense, is constitutionally valid. Pseudonymous plaintiffs also litigated HIV-related claims (see, , 948 P.2d 1103 (Haw. 1991) (Pseudonymous plaintiffs with hemophilia sue for HIV infection from Defendant’s medical blood products). Most other reported cases with Doe plaintiffs include underlying claims relating to sexual assault or harassment.
Third, the defendant argued that the jury instruction mandated by section 293.5 creates an inference that the court believes that the alleged victim is an actual victim, and thus unduly influenced the jury. 1997), involves a claim against a private insurance company for breach of contract for failure to make payments on health and disability insurance where insured was perhaps HIV infected. Most reported cases with Doe plaintiffs, however, stem from family court proceedings such as custody disputes (Cases involving medical privacy could be used to draw analogies. One case with an adult Doe plaintiff seeking damages from a sexual assault does acknowledge that the lower court’ s grant of leave to proceed under a pseudonym is evidence for the showing of the plaintiff’ s mental distress from her assault. Furthermore, several are founded on events stemming from when plaintiffs were minors.
One very recent case interestingly allows the case to continue under pseudonyms and initials even though, according to the court, the need for pseudonymity had “evaporated.” It also evinced a preference for the Doe pseudonyms rather than initials: Other cases with no discussion of the Doe plaintiffs include complaints of HIV infection (Doe v.
2003)), challenges to sex offender registration (Doe v.