The Press reports that a Brazilian man sued Lulu and Facebook for defamation and breach of intimacy, conveniently omitting that TubbyApp, the Lulu Version for Men to rate women was already outlawed by a Brazilian court.
Women always tend to be more equally protected under the law, then men.
The male version of the Application (TubbyApp), was outlawed by the judge of the Special Court for Crimes against Women in Belo Horizonte MSN
May I mention that there are no special courts for Crimes against men, for prison rape, Lorena Bobbitt dick slicing, false rape accusation victims, birth control fraud, cuckolding child support fraud, or protection about indentured slavery of life time alimony enforced by debtor’s prison
who decided that the App Store and Google Play must not offer the application for download in Brazil, and who disallowed the social network Facebook to connect data of their users to the application, under punishment of BRL 10 000 per day for disobeying that order.MSN
The Brazilian constitution in article 5 IV allows freedom of expression but explicitly prohibits anonymity.MSN
The Brazilian constitution protects the inviolability of the image, honor, reputation and privacy of people and gives the right to sue for moral and material damages, when violated.
Human-Stupidity finds it offensive that one may not tell the truth while protected against retaliation, and understands that such laws hamper freedom of press and expression. Photographers can get sued for showing a person in unflattering poses while in public, and Google got sued by a man who vomited while Google Street view drove by.
On the other hand, we understand concerns about privacy. Imagine a happily married man like Tiger Woods would read 20 ratings on Lulu, about his sexual performance.
This breach of privacy would be very detrimental, and we actually would suggest the press to return to the old ethics code that kept John F. Kennedy’s trysts with Marilyn Monroe and other women out of public sight. The opposite is happening, as Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Jörg Kachelmann found out, when falsely accused of rape.
I believe Germany gives such privacy rights to individuals but exempts public persons like politicians from such legal protection.