Arguments begin in case involving MySpace-hoax suicide

The trial of a Missouri woman accused of online fraud in connection with the suicide of a teenager has begun in a federal court in Los Angeles, reports the New York Times, in a case with important implications for internet law. Federal prosecutors on Nov. 19 depicted a woman accused of creating a phony account on MySpace to taunt a 13-year-old girl as cravenly preying on the "vulnerable" and "boy-crazy"

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