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American baseball icon Tony La Russa is suing Twitter over a "demeaning and damaging" parody account created in his name. The St. Louis Cardinals manager claims a bogus account, "TonyLaRussa," was created on Twitter by an unknown assailant bent on posting "derogatory" remarks about him, causing "significant emotional distress" …

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Streisand Effect

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Streisand_effect

BTW, just read that the lawsuit has been settled, with Twitter agreeing to pay legal fees and a donation to his animal rescue foundation.

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Since when are screenshots evidence?

I mean, it's not like it would take more than about 3 minutes to knock together a fake fake page with Firebug...

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Anonymous Coward

Tony La Russa

Is that infringement of trademark? Is he the only La Russa in the world? Is he the only Tony? What a complete twat! You want to sue me Tony?

If you don't like attention get out of the fscking spotlight, arsehole

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You want to sue me Tony?

lol @ at the commenter above bravely inviting the baseball player to sue him, while posting as an Anonymous Coward.

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spotlight

Not sure how you make a living as an MLB manager out of the spotlight. I think the guy has a law degree, but he's a bit old to start in as a public defender.

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"trademark"

"my name is a trademark" == fail.

"my name is my intellectual property" == also fail

"this imposter damages my reputation" == not as much as you and your lawyers just did, Tony LaRussa.

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"intent to profit"

This is clearly a totally frivolous basis for a lawsuit. Twitter has absolutely no capacity for profit, intentional or otherwise.

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Re: You want to sue me Tony?

Says someone posting as "Craig" :D

Paris..because she doesn't need to know the name, just unzip your pants!

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I'm Tony La Russa...

... and so's my wife!

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lol 4 followers

He has lost 50% of his website traffic no wonder he's pissed !!!

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@ Tony La Russa

No I'm Tony La Russa...

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Bravo

"La Russa sees red, demands green" - you're really outdoing yourselves lately - this is another one for the archives!

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Pirate

All your Tony La Russas are belong to us?

I refer my learned colleagues to track 8 of "The Marshall Mathers LP" by one Eminem, esq.

I'm La Russa

Yes I'm the Real La Russa

All the other La Russas are just irriitating

So will the real La Russa please shut up?

Please shut up?

Please shut up?

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