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Re: GPG Keys..... was Re: Should I install chkrootkit?

On Tue, Jun 10, 2014 at 9:11 PM, Jerry Stuckle <jstuckle@attglobal.net> wrote:
> On 6/10/2014 6:51 AM, Chris Angelico wrote:
>> On Tue, Jun 10, 2014 at 8:42 PM, Jerry Stuckle <j.stuckle@outlook.com> wrote:
>>>> Date: Mon, 9 Jun 2014 06:18:23 +1000
>>>> Subject: Re: GPG Keys..... was Re: Should I install chkrootkit?
>>>> From: rosuav@gmail.com
>>>> CC: debian-user@lists.debian.org
>>>> To: debian-user@lists.debian.org
>>>> Hmm, I'm not absolutely sure that using a fake name in an email header
>>>> would count as identity theft.
>>> You are right. I just checked with my solicitor and was told that that is
>>> not identity theft.
>>> But I'm so worried about my reputation and the circumstances under which my
>>> ex-wife left me for another man.
>> It may not be identity theft, but it's serious damage to reputation,
>> and as such may be actionable. But possibly more importantly, it's
>> extremely damaging to YOUR reputation. Do you really want to be known
>> as "the guy who stole Jerry Stuckle's name, and did it so badly that
>> it was obvious"?
> Chris,
> It depends on your jurisdiction.  All my attorney can speak for is the
> United States - where it definitely is, the way the law is written.

Thanks for clarifying, real-Jerry. IANAL in any jurisdiction, but I do
know the jurisdiction of the internet, and how important one's
reputation is. And that reputation can cross communities fairly easy
(for instance, Rusi Mody posts here on debian-user, and I already know
him from python-list). So whichever way you look at it, it's foolish,
juvenile, and potentially extremely damaging to the one who does it.

It's just not worth it.


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