Re: Notice to Phil Nicholls...

Fri, 14 Jul 1995 02:49:55 GMT

In article <3tv39i$>,
Phillip Bigelow <> wrote:
> (BARD) writes:
>>>>>> Mr. Nicholls,
>>>>>> This upcoming Monday morning I will be in contact with your
>>>>>> department head at SUNY Albany. I will email him a copy of your
>>>>>> email note as well as the many others you have sent me over the past
>>>>>> few months.
>> First lesson, Mr. Nicholls, it is one thing to cast aspersion on
>> my character and mental stability on your own, quite another
>> to solicit confidential information about my account from a "friend"
>> you have at Netcom!
>> You will name this person and you will do it publically!
>> Further, I want a public apology from both he and you or rest
>> assured I will pursue appropriate action.
>> I am not kidding, Mr. Phil Nicholls... This is a very serious matter...
>> You have stepped over the line...
> You have no case. In order to sue for defamation of character, you have
>to be publicly identified, using your legal name. You are posting
>under an assumed name. You will have to post your legal name in order
>to be defamed enough to sue. Doubtful that will happen, so Mr. Nicholls can
>sleep soundly. Your anonymity is your downfall.

Thanks, Mr. Cochran... Er, by the way...

You neglected to include your legal source...


> To everyone else: For those who use commercial services for internet
>access, please petition your provider to make available to all the legal names
>of any internet user. On the educational nets, this is accomplished through
>the Unix "finger" command. There should be a similarly easy way to identify
>people on the commercial nets as well.(ie., AOL, Netcom, Prodigy, etc.).
>Presently, there is none.
> Nothing makes a user more accountable for his/her free speech than having
>his/her real name appended to whatever they write.
> Just thought I would give you all something digital to chew on.
> cheers.

Why stop there...?

Demand social security numbers, religion, and credit
rating, too...