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New York Court of Appeals rules that the cyber-bullying law was too broad and vague

On Behalf of | Nov 26, 2014 | Firm News |

Cyber bullying is a painful concern to parents all across America. In New York, a county enacted a cyber-bullying law intended to stop these electronic communications. The law defined cyber-bullying as electronic communications intended to inflict harm on children with sexually explicit photographs, private or personal sexual information, and false sexual information. The court refused to construe the statute as narrowly as the county argued. In the Court’s view: The Law covers communications aimed at adults and fictitious or corporate entities, even though the county legislature justified passage of the provision based on the detrimental effects that cyber-bullying has on school-aged children. People v. Marquan M.