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" teenager, who had a history of depression and suicidal thoughts. The girl, Megan Meier, committed suicide, prosecutors said, after receiving nasty messages that she believed had come from a teenage...

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