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    Parents sue Facebook over photos of murdered daughter

    Parents sue over Facebook photos of dead daughter - CNN.com

    I feel terribly for these parents, but how is facebook responsible?

    The parents are also suing their daughter's convicted murderer, Calvin Lawson, paramedic Musarella, the city of New York and Greenleaf Arms Incorporated -- the company that owns the apartment building where Wimmer's body was found.
    The pair are also suing Fire Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano and Richmond University Medical Center, where Musarella had been employed.
    Seems like they might be throwing things at a wall and seeing if anything sticks. The medic? Sure. his employer? maybe. The city? The owner of the building? That seems like a huge reach.


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    Re: Parents sue Facebook over photos of murdered daughter

    The EMT who posted the pic is sick. Other than that I don't see anyway FB is at fault for this.



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    Re: Parents sue Facebook over photos of murdered daughter

    Facebook owns the photos when they get uploaded to their servers.



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    Re: Parents sue Facebook over photos of murdered daughter

    They have no case against Facebook. But, they do have a case against the EMT.



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    Re: Parents sue Facebook over photos of murdered daughter

    Quote Originally Posted by Cy4Patriots View Post
    They have no case against Facebook. But, they do have a case against the EMT.
    The problem for the parents is that the EMT doesn't have deep pockets.



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    Re: Parents sue Facebook over photos of murdered daughter

    Definitely seems like they are going after everybody and hoping to get something... There is no foreseeable way that they get anything from Facebook...



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    Re: Parents sue Facebook over photos of murdered daughter

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Janny View Post
    Parents sue over Facebook photos of dead daughter - CNN.com

    I feel terribly for these parents, but how is facebook responsible?



    Seems like they might be throwing things at a wall and seeing if anything sticks. The medic? Sure. his employer? maybe. The city? The owner of the building? That seems like a huge reach.

    Facebook backlogs the photos uploaded to their site, so by keeping the image, they are still hosting the photo.


    I don't necessarily agree with suing the company for it, but they do keep deleted photos on file (and still accessible) for long periods of time before the purge them.

    I think they aren't looking at money as much as they are looking to get that picture purged from what the family has said.


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    Re: Parents sue Facebook over photos of murdered daughter

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Janny View Post
    Parents sue over Facebook photos of dead daughter - CNN.com

    I feel terribly for these parents, but how is facebook responsible?



    Seems like they might be throwing things at a wall and seeing if anything sticks. The medic? Sure. his employer? maybe. The city? The owner of the building? That seems like a huge reach.
    They might as well sue the internet. Maybe the ISP the EMT uses.

    Why start this thread? It's disgusting.
    Lighten up, Francis.



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    Re: Parents sue Facebook over photos of murdered daughter

    This is a horrible story..glad Im from Iowa



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    Re: Parents sue Facebook over photos of murdered daughter

    Might as well sue all the internet companies for allowing the data to be transferred over their equipment. And then sue Al Gore for inventing the internet.



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    Re: Parents sue Facebook over photos of murdered daughter

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    Might as well sue all the internet companies for allowing the data to be transferred over their equipment. And then sue Al Gore for inventing the internet.
    They could also sue the makers of the tubes that make up the series of tubes that is the internet.



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    Re: Parents sue Facebook over photos of murdered daughter

    In a case like this, why would facebook even fight to prevent the picture from being removed? It seems like it would be the decent thing to do.



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    Re: Parents sue Facebook over photos of murdered daughter

    Quote Originally Posted by Cytom5 View Post
    This is a horrible story..glad Im from Iowa
    What the hell does being from Iowa have to do with anything? This could easily happen here..... Did you hear the news story about the beheaded pitbull found in Marshalltown?? **** happens everywhere.



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    Re: Parents sue Facebook over photos of murdered daughter

    The should sue cyclonefanatic.com for allowing its users to talk about their deceased daughter.


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    Re: Parents sue Facebook over photos of murdered daughter

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonehomer View Post
    In a case like this, why would facebook even fight to prevent the picture from being removed? It seems like it would be the decent thing to do.
    The article says that the photo has been removed. They are suing facebook in part to attempt to find out who all downloaded it.


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