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A break from the OPM case this week.
1) What is cyberstalking? Research the Megan Meier case. Do you agree with the ruling?
At the time of the Megan Meier suicide, the state of Missouri had the below laws:
SB 0758 – Revises Law Relating to Computer Crimes
565.090 – Includes reference to communications by any means in crime of harassment.
565.225 – Revises definition of “credible threat” relating to crime of stalking to include certain written, electronic or telephonic communications, or certain postings of a site or message.
SB 0070 and SB 255 – Prohibits certain fraudulent use of the Internet effective August 28, 2001
SCS/SBs 70 & 255 – This act prohibits a person from operating an Internet website which causes another person’s computer to dial a telephone number for which a charge is assessed without the other person’s consent. A violation is a Class A misdemeanor unless the long distance charges exceed five hundred dollars, in which case the violation is a Class C felony. The act provides for venue where the victim resides or where the crime occurred. This portion of the act is similar to SB 70.
The act also adds electronic mail messages as a method by which a person may commit the crime of harassment, and prohibits the use of electronic mail to send obscene or indecent commercial messages. This provision is similar to SB 255
Do you think that they should have used these laws to prosecute Drew?