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Family Sues Internet for $18 Million over Down Syndrome Meme
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: April 30, 2013 02:17PM

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/29/adam-holland-lawsuit-18-million-meme_n_3178945.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular


http://www.wsmv.com/story/22104625/altered-down-syndrome-students-picture-prompts-18m-lawsuit


The picture of a man with Down syndrome taken in 2004 was repeatedly altered and posted online, prompting the lawsuit.

In the picture, Adam Holland is smiling big for the camera. The picture shows Holland and a picture he drew during for an art class at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center.

The class was for those with developmental disabilities.

"He's a very likable, very presentable young man who I don't think fully appreciates the hurt that's been inflicted on him," said Holland's attorney Larry Crain.

Holland was 19 when he proudly held up his work of art. The picture was posted to the web but nearly a decade later it has become something else.

"It was devastating for this family emotionally," said Crain.

The Hollands' attorney, Larry Crain, said they found that the picture of their son had been altered many times with false and defamatory messages.

"They know now there are three users of this photograph. The trouble now, it's been so prolific it's being found on web sites ever abroad and England," said Crain.



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Re: Family Sues Internet for $18 Million over Down Syndrome Meme
Posted by: BEH ()
Date: April 30, 2013 03:14PM

another future homecoming king.

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Re: Family Sues Internet for $18 Million over Down Syndrome Meme
Posted by: Corky G ()
Date: April 30, 2013 03:45PM

IDK, if the family posted the picture on the web in the first place they kind of started the ball rolling. When you post a pic, any pic, on the web you are just asking for it. I see the radio station attaching it to "retarded news" but what use could a realtor up north do with it on their website?

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Re: Family Sues Internet for $18 Million over Down Syndrome Meme
Posted by: Stabitha ()
Date: April 30, 2013 03:48PM

Ive heard of suing a ham sandwich, but how exactly do you sue "the internet"? Who is the defendant?

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Re: Family Sues Internet for $18 Million over Down Syndrome Meme
Posted by: george w ()
Date: April 30, 2013 03:56PM

Stabitha Wrote:
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> Ive heard of suing a ham sandwich, but how exactly
> do you sue "the internet"? Who is the defendant?

al gore, he invented it, he's responsible

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Re: Family Sues Internet for $18 Million over Down Syndrome Meme
Posted by: Retard ()
Date: April 30, 2013 09:05PM

Ironic
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Re: Family Sues Internet for $18 Million over Down Syndrome Meme
Posted by: Numbers ()
Date: April 30, 2013 09:20PM

Thanks to this public lawsuit, millions more versions of the picture will now be distributed.

This family sucks. The kid didn't know anything about the meme and as such, was not being hurt in any way, until the family pointed it out to him. What a bunch of bloodsuckers.

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Re: Family Sues Internet for $18 Million over Down Syndrome Meme
Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: April 30, 2013 10:00PM

You realize if they win, They will control the world's porn!

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Re: Family Sues Internet for $18 Million over Down Syndrome Meme
Posted by: Ask Yourself ()
Date: April 30, 2013 10:04PM

How would you feel if this boy was your son?

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Re: Family Sues Internet for $18 Million over Down Syndrome Meme
Posted by: ted debiaise ()
Date: April 30, 2013 10:08PM

Its the internet. If you post a pic somewhere esp on Facebook expect it to happen. But you can always be foolish enough to think only good things will occur.

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Re: Family Sues Internet for $18 Million over Down Syndrome Meme
Posted by: Young Curmudgeon ()
Date: April 30, 2013 10:09PM

Photo was on the Internet. It's fair use. I feel some sympathy for the family for having a son with this disease.

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Re: Family Sues Internet for $18 Million over Down Syndrome Meme
Posted by: ralph swanson ()
Date: April 30, 2013 10:17PM

These folks are stupidly naive or just out for some kind of payday. I suspect the second.
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Re: Family Sues Internet for $18 Million over Down Syndrome Meme
Posted by: Gary the Retard ()
Date: April 30, 2013 10:22PM

Young Curmudgeon Wrote:
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> Photo was on the Internet. It's fair use. I feel
> some sympathy for the family for having a son with
> this disease.


Have you ever heard of someone "catching retardation"?


It's not a disease moron, it's a birth defect.

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Re: Family Sues Internet for $18 Million over Down Syndrome Meme
Posted by: Drrrrr Drrrrr Droolll ()
Date: April 30, 2013 10:41PM

Ask Yourself Wrote:
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> How would you feel if this boy was your son?

I'd feel like shit for posting my retarded sons pic on the internet. Dumb ass let johhny Q public have it. What did the retards parents think would happen or do they live in the retard bubble of kindness and think the internet would respect his picture.

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Re: Family Sues Internet for $18 Million over Down Syndrome Meme
Posted by: Ghyujug ()
Date: May 01, 2013 02:17AM

george w Wrote:
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> Stabitha Wrote:
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> > Ive heard of suing a ham sandwich, but how
> exactly
> > do you sue "the internet"? Who is the
> defendant?
>
> al gore, he invented it, he's responsible


Al Gore is rich and can afford it.

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