A new law for spreading malicious rumour
Currently, if your reputation or good character is destroyed online or by other means, your only recourse is expensive civil court action for libel/defamation, which is out of the reach of the common man.
Suicides (inc children) are on the increase due to "cyber bullying" and web hosts are refusing to remove defamatory websites.
We are asking for a change in the law and for new legislation of "spreading malicious rumour with intent" which would be a criminal offence punishable by confiscation of PC, banning from Internet access, confiscation of PC, fines, compensation for loss and a prison term for repeat offenders.
Free speech is good, but having a good character ruined as I have or seeing a child take their own life is NOT. The first ammendment in the USA currently protects these cyber-bullies by allowing websites to stay up even when full of lies and defamation - and it is maybe time that the US government took a closer look at their own laws too. As part of this campaign, we have written to The Whitehouse directly, bringing this to their attention.
This is the man that has and continues to attack me online - decide for yourself:-
Watch how Brian Howes himself continues to post petition comments here and add links to his own website under so many different names/aliases, with help from two or three friends and a bitter ex wife of mine, to try to justify his actions. He has been exposed by main stream documents and in the likes of the Sunday Record, yet STILL he tries to convince poeple that I am the offender! Such is the way bullies work to deflect from their own problems or inadequecies.
Cyber-bullying should be a crime and the law needs to be changed NOW.
Please sign the petition now.