If You Leave a Negative Comment, I’m Going to Sue You

Consider yourself warned: I will hereby be suing all people who leave negative comments. Because, apparently, that kind of thing is societally acceptable.

Case in point: An Indian construction company is suing Google to try to get the name of a blogger who posted on Blogger.com. The reason? The guy wrote negative things about its business. The company tried to go to the cops first, but Google India refused to cooperate — so in came the lawsuit.

It’s not the first time we’ve seen this, either. An American case is still pending where the Memphis Police Department is trying to force AOL to turn over a blogger’s name. This one wrote critical things about the police force on an AOL-hosted blog. AOL’s fought similar battles before and lost.

At first, I was dismayed — but then I started thinking, hey, maybe this isn’t such a bad idea after all. I mean, someone writing a negative comment here isn’t that much of a stretch from what the “culprits” did in these other scenarios. I could make some real bank.

Technically, though, I guess I should be suing the site, if I’m really going to follow the plaintiffs’ examples. TechCult would have to be the target — the entity being ordered to turn over the offender’s name. Huh…that’s tricky. I guess I’d have to sue myself. Well, that sucks.

Eh, screw it. I’m just going to go grab a bite and call it a day. Anyone else have a hankering for tandoori chicken?