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There's a woman suing Yahoo! because they didn't take down the allegedly fake profiles of her when she asked. They contained nude photos and were allegedly put up by her ex-boyfriend. He also posed as her in chat rooms and directed men to show up at her work to have sex with her. She's suing Yahoo! for 3 million.

Now this is interesting. Is Yahoo! responsible? She asked them, more than once, to remove the fake profiles. I certainly have no idea how she could prove who she was, but Yahoo! allegedly didn't even respond to her requests. So should they be liable for the activities of her ex? If so, anyone want to be my "ex?" We could make a fortune. Of course, you might have to flee the country to avoid being charged with a crime, but I'll pay your way from the winnings.

No, I'm not serious, but I do wonder why Yahoo! should be liable? If they lose, I could easily see people queuing up for their chance at the trough. Hell, someone will probably find a finger in their damned profile.
I wonder what kind of proof she gave them that the profiles were abut her...

From what I've seen, most big sites are quick to pull such information when alerted to it.

And why isn't she sueing her Ex?
Yeah, I've wondered about some of that myself.

As for why she's suing Yahoo! and not her ex: I'm willing to bet that Yahoo! has a fatter wallet. No sense panhandling in the ghetto, right?
I would have imagined that they should have pulled the profiles immediately anyway, since they contained nude pictures.
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Hmmm... Someone created a Yahoo! profile where they claimed to be my gay lover. It was full of every "nasty kink" I enjoyed and some really poor Photoshop jobs of my face on animals and other people.

I wonder if I can get some money out of Yahoo!... I would be willing to settle for a lot less that $3M. Heck, $10K would pay off all of my debts and that would make me very happy.
The Oregonian or something else that I was reading today had a longer article than the ones I saw online. Apparently the legal catch is that they did respond at one point that they would take it down, then neglected to follow through. Should have been easy for them to establish, I think it also said there was a restraining order or two in place against the ex, given the extra foot traffic coming through her place of business...