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#1 jimobasa

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 08:26 AM

I would like to know if there is any legal action I can take against an individual originally banned from my forum two years ago, but who has since registered no less than five times using different user names and IP addresses.  Does the "Misuse of Computers Act" have any relevance to this issue.



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Posted 24 June 2014 - 11:03 AM

IANAL nor am I knowledgeable about UK telecommunications rules and practices. But unless this person has criminal intent, the "Misuse of Computers Act" does not seem to apply when I reviewed the outline of it.

If you have documentation of all IP's and log in information. I would go though the ISP's he uses and lodge complaints they have a person causing disruption and is using their service not in a manner that abides by the ISP's TOS. Then if the ISP's ignore you, then you need to consult with a lawyer and look into your recourses with the ISP's.

It's a pain, but thats the direction I would go with it.

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 06:46 AM

Adding to the above, it also depends on what the user has done/is doing.

 

The Computer misuse act is a grey area in UK law, but it tends to focus on unauthorised access to systems.

 

It is also difficult to prove something under the Computer misuse act (due to the way UK law is done).

 

So I'd take Animals advice above with the ISP.


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