A federal court has pulled the plug on a Pennsylvania man’s claim that his civil rights were violated when he was muted out of an online video game.
WTF did i just read xD
Ha this is amazing!
The amount of entitlement is mind boggling these days.
the amount of stupidity is even more mind boggling. I'm not even American, yet I know that the right to free speech as outlined by their constitution only say that the government can't infringe on your right to free speech. It doesn't mean that you have to listen to some random idiot that you encounter in an online game.
@kneon, ding ding ding! Congrats. You understand our First Amendment better than a good portion of our citizens.
Lmao the magic 14th amendment, for when all else fails. What an idiot, I’m glad the courts laughed at this dumb case. I can’t really blame him for trying though, we were lawless for a few years and something like that might have worked.
Seems the guy is trying to make a career out of filling lawsuits. In current culture its probably only a matter of time until he's awarded something.
Or countersued... that will teach em.
I think those days are starting to fade.
I almost want to bookmark this article so I can link it whenever I see someone claiming that their free speech rights are being infringed. The first judge put it really well. Kept it legal, but understandable.
Article was good, but could have used a bit better editing.
The story doesn't mention that. Did he seriously try that? How would the Fourteenth Amendment even...know what? Don't even care. The guy is clearly an idiot. "we were lawless for a few years" We have a president who is about to get away with withholding taxpayer funded assets to extort a foreign power to attack domestic political opponents, because senators are putting political expediency above all else. The precedent being set for the power of future presidents to be completely unchecked is frightening. We also have corporations brazenly ignoring anti-trust legislation because they know the current heads of regulatory bodies will let them get away with it. So I'd say we're not doing so hot on the "lawless" front. But that whole topic is a digression from the fact that this particular guy is a moron.
The article up there now is different than the one I read. Weird. The trump impeachment is joke not to be taken seriously. If he gets thrown out for separation of powers or aid that he never withheld then this Court and anti-trust crap will be the least of our problems.
14th amendment deals with equal rights in public places. Like a person cant be excluded or censored from an event, or public place, due to any of the things considered discriminatory. This is what the appeal was trying to get through to get their case heard, but was thrown out because there was no sign he was muted because he belonged to a protected class. What's funny is that even though the case didnt say if game lobbies or online sessions are covered or considered public, by inference, this guy pretty much just set into precedence that those places can discriminate. Would take a lot more for a valid case to be heard now...probably involving a competent lawyer, and a judge willing to hear the case.
Hey rain, is this article different then the one we read yesterday or was it edited?
Remember, Just because you're offended, doesn't mean youre right. Upset person: How dare you mute me and my freedom of speech!!! Me: You can shout into your microphone obscenities and racial slurs until you are blue in the face 😁🤗
Yes, this. You get to say what you wanna say without being arrested etc but in the real world I get to walk away from you if I don't like what you say. Muting is the virtual equivalent of walking away.
Curious why he was muted in the first place, although it wouldn't have changed the outcome here. I don't think video game lobbies or online game sessions are eligible parts of Title II which he tried to get the case under. Despite all the head shaking things about what this guy did, what was most laughable was that he tried to represent others in their own court case as if he was qualified, when he couldn't even get his own case going. Makes me think those people that said yes probably were just messing with him.
I can't believe people play RuneScape.
My thought exactly. Might as well use AOL and geocities too.
Didn't they recently release a mobile version of the game? Surely that rose player numbers quite a bit.
WTF. Waste of time and money
This actually went to court and got a ruling?.. That's crazy. You do have the right to say whatever you want, but you do not have the right to have people listen. The mute button is there for a very good reason.
Appeals court is required to pass a ruling for things where the original case is dismissed, and it's refiled on appeal using a different law, so long as that law has never been ruled on before....which in this case it hadn't. This guy just set into precedent that gaming sessions provided by private indivduals will not be held to Title II laws, which deal with discrimination.
No consoler in their right mind would have even filled the paperwork on this idiocy. Should I file a lawsuit against the birds in the sky as they seem not to listen to what I am saying?
@ the sarge He filed the suits himself. No lawyer represented him.
@ cl1983.. What is the old saying about a person who represents themselves?... Either way, any judge should have refused to even hear the case. It would be like saying that you would like to file a suit against an owner of a pool because you got wet. Idiocy.
If you represent yourself, you'd have a fool for a client.
The first judge refused to hear the case. Hes obligated to do the pretrial to decide if it's a valid case for further argument. He said it wasnt valid, and explained why. The appeal was required to be heard, but it ended the same, and never made it to the appellate court. But when refiled with a new argument like that, the appeals court is required to see if it's a valid case. If he just appealed on the same argument, then they wouldnt have to hear it unless there was some question of process to decide if the case should be reheard.
To add insult to injury, the judge also found him guilty of being a retard.
murica every lil things can be a potential law suit 😁
This.........this has to be a joke article right?
So...who would have thought that you have the right to not listen to someone online? Isn’t that common sense? I’m a firm believer in the right to free speech, but if you really want to be heard, there are far better avenues for that. You can say what you want but there’s no law that others should be forced to listen to you.
Some people's kids.
Free speech is important. Same for Free listening. You can say whatever you want, but you can’t force people to listen to you.
Choosing not to hear someone's speech is also ones right to free speech. Free speech, on a philosophical level, not legal which only involves government interference, is a two way street. Your right to say what you want is not more important than someone else's right to not listen, or even try to suppress your free speech so others cant hear it. Free speech, in a legal sense is pretty specifically defined, but so many people misinterpret it to mean that they can say whatever they want, and any form of disagreement or censure is their rights being infringed on.
Whatever moron thought they were is... well... a moron.
so wait is he saying people should be forced to put up with his crap?
Pretty baseless, this person is DEFINITELY feeling entitled, but it pales in comparison to how naive he really is.
No ours were for putting up with the screeching... muted.
It's everyone's right to mute someone.
"Court records show Elansari has filed 10 lawsuits in U.S. Eastern District Court in last year and a half. He lodged four of them, including the Jagex suit, in July 2019 alone." - sounds like a real "winner". glad the courts don't waste any time with him
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