Your Rights Online: MySpace Mom Gone Wild Saga Continues

by Irma Arkus

The latest news on the case of the Missouri mother who impersonated a teen on myspace in order to harass her daughter’s friend is the response of EFF, urging the prosecution to drop charges currently based on misrepresentation of her myspace registration.

The idea that Lori Drew registered as “Josh Evans,” a teen boy, according to prosecutors, constitutes fraud and violation of myspace terms of usage.

EFF however, points out that establishing criminal charges for online impersonation would quite likely establish a new set of criminal charges for millions of users, eliminating any shred of anonymity available to users.

Currently, defense is requesting complete dismissal of charges.