Can we please consider deleting this question,
on the basis that the poster, however sympathetic her personal situation might be, is asking for advice on something illegal or very potentially illegal?
posted by misha
on Aug 31, 2009 -
It seems like there have been several questions lately about how to do things that make it easy to do illegal things or hide one's identity generally in a way that does not seem to have a legitimate purpose, or at the very least seems to only have a vague "I want to avoid harassment" or "I want to protect my privacy" purpose. What gives? [more inside]
posted by iknowizbirfmark
on Jan 31, 2008 -
I download what I imagine might be legally construed as "copyrighted material" all thie time. But I'm actually upset with this post because I know some people that worked on US v. John Lennon.
(Double standard, I know.) So are there any guidelines about posting full-length, copyrighted movies? Is this post this even in good taste? Where's the context? Does it have any
intent other than to illegally distribute a movie? Is this even a problem?
posted by phaedon
on Jun 3, 2007 -
Ask Metafilter: Help me become a professional shoplifter
-- don't we have a guideline against helping people learn how to break the law via AskMe somewhere? Considering that repeat shoplifting is a felony, I think this would fall under that guideline.
posted by SpecialK
on May 9, 2007 -
Why is this thread
still around? I know at least one admin has seen it, since my snarky response was removed. Is it now OK to ask for piracy how-to's?
posted by mkultra
on Dec 23, 2006 -
If you click the main link in jonson's post
, you go to a known Holocaust denier's website
-- maybe you're at work and you don't want to do that, or maybe Holocaust denial is illegal in your country. Or maybe you just don't want to give traffic to the guy. Anyway, the link is there, and it's not tagged as nsfw.
posted by matteo
on Oct 22, 2006 -
is the kind of borderline/gray area/marginally illegal question I love to see in AskMe.
posted by Rash
on Aug 27, 2006 -
I've noticed that many AskMe threads (like this one
) dealing with potential crimes and/or civil suits could be subpoened as evidence if the right person connected the dots. Should there be a notice on the anonymous question page that Metafilter may be compelled by law to release the IP address of anonymous posters?
posted by justkevin
on Dec 27, 2005 -