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Issue with a blog giving out info

  1. I am not sure if this is the correct place to put this in, I tried to submit a report, but, it just said 'validating' for a second and then changed back to 'submit'. I couldn't leave the page or anything.

    Anyway, I will not post the blog link here (I can message it to a mod, if that option is available), but, someone has posted content that is offensive in nature. This person has made a page that shares pictures and full names of people, in most cases, without permission, and is downright slandering people. He even had a link to the job that some people do. That is not right at all....if this guy has problems with people, whatever, but, to throw out their personal information, where they work, pictures, other info that allows people to 'stalk' a person on the internet, that is just disgusting.

    What can I do to have this page taken down, if anything? I have contacted some of the people who have a page put up about them with their pictures and information, as I know them from other websites over the years, so, we hope to get this down.

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  3. It's not illegal to name people and say where they work. It's not even illegal to say where they live.

  4. I wasn't saying it was illegal, but, some people don't want their info on a site where the entire page is linked to a picture of yourself, where you work, your full name, and a page of insults.

  5. Then they need to deal with the blogger one on one.

  6. what happens if the blogger refuses to take it down?

    Sorry for all the questions, I just don't know how to help these guys out. Maybe nothing can be done at all....:/

  7. If the blogger refuses, and the content is legal, then nothing can be done. You can't stop people from gossiping about you. But if, say, the blogger is using photographs that the blogger doesn't have any legal right to, then the person who owns the copyright on that image can issue a DMCA takedown notice to the host of the website AND the blogger. And of course if defamation is occurring, you can always sue for defamation.

  8. Thanks a lot for your help, much appreciated :)

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