Lesbian mother sues Netflix over outing her...

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    What a stoooopid lawsuit.
     
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    Pretty much.

    I mean, she posted all the data. Someone else just compiled it. And while movie rentals are considered private information, imdb postings aren't.

    Not to mention she is suing and bringing MORE attention to herself. I know she's filing under Jane Doe, but if she thought people were able to put 2 and 2 together before, she's just opening herself up to letting them put 35 and 34 together now.
     
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    I just realized too...


    She's suing over what MIGHT happen, not what HAS happened (as in most lawsuits).

    Now, I'm no legal scholar, but does that aspect of her case have any merit whatsoever? Suing for what may happen?
     
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    You can sue for an injunction to stop what might happen. but you cant sue for damages for something that hasnt happened.

    How exactly does watching Brokeback Mountain mean you are a lesbian anyway? Are they actually suggesting that unless you are gay you wouldnt see such a movie?

    And she does realize there is a switch that can hide your movie choices from thet public right? all you have to do is select private.
     
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    Well, she contends that Netflix released non-public data, that combined with other public data (such as MB postings) can pinpoint who she really is.

    I think it's frivolous, but all the data wasn't public.
     
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    Didn't she just out herself by filing legal papers?
     
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    Yar, I'm pretty sure she's done a better job of it than Netflix did, even though she filed under Jane Doe.
     
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    But video records count among the most privacy protected records in the U.S. — a reaction to a reporter getting Supreme Court–nominee Robert Bork’s records from a video store. The lead attorney on the new suit, Joseph Malley, recently reached a multimillion-dollar settlement with Facebook over its failed Beacon program, which drew fire in part for sharing users’ Blockbuster rentals with their friends.
    http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2009/12/netflix-privacy-lawsuit/?lame
    No one should have to worry about who will see what they select to read or view.

    You guys just cant get a grasp on the whole freedom thing huh?
     
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