Saturday, July 13, 2013

(Updated) Man Sues Apple for Not Protecting Him from Porn

Man Sues Apple for Not Protecting Him from Porn, article.
Snippets from the suit include:
The Plaintiff is a victim of Apple’s product that was sold to him without any warning of the damage the pornography causes. 
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In using safari, the Plaintiff accidentally misspelled “facebook.com” which lead him to “fuckbook.com” and a host of web sites that caused him to see pornographic images that appealed to his biological sensibilities as a male and lead to an unwanted addiction with adverse consequences.

I know! I accidentally misspell "face" as "f*ck" all the time!

Hmm, I think I will sue Apple for not warning me that Mac rumors sites are addictive and that not everything on the Internet is true.

Update: TidBITS write:
Nashville-based attorney Chris Sevier has filed suit against Apple in federal court for enabling his pornography addiction. Sevier wants Apple to enable an Internet filter in iOS devices by default, and allow it to be circumvented only upon sending a signed form to Apple. While iOS parental controls could use some work, Sevier’s request is rather over the top, to say the least, and we don’t anticipate needing to explain a judge’s decision in the case. Sevier was arrested earlier this year for stalking country star John Rich, and the Tennessee Supreme Court has placed Sevier on disability inactive status for mental illness.
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7 comments:

TC [Girl] said...

ROFLMAO!! Incredible!! And this from a grown man!! SAD!!

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Not just a grown man, but a lawyer too, apparently. He has issues.

emptyspaces said...

Can I sue porn for something? Like not being available in anything but magazines when I was a teenager?

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Hehe. You can try suing Tim Berners-Lee for not inventing the WWW much earlier!

Ken said...

Apparently he didn't know about sex either, and now has an addiction to high-priced hookers.

It is something isolated to America that people will claim to be idiots simply to justify suing a company. His aim presumably is to get Apple to give him some money to go away. I think unlikely.

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Me too.
A small company maybe. But Apple would rather use millions to not give him 100k. If for nothing else, to avoid setting precedents, which is wise.

Anonymous said...

There must have been some judge somewhere who started the ball rolling by even allowing some similar ridiculous case to even go ahead. In other countries, which all have their share of people as stupid as this guy, judges didn't set that precedent.

I wonder if, when Apple wins, the court will make him pay their costs.