There is a website here in my country which is in a grey area.
They publicize the address info of people being accused for pedofelia.
These people have not been arrested for it, nor did a judge rule in this, they where just accused once. (even people that have relationships / friendships with them could get their addresses listed on that website).
The owner of the website then says: Hey, all I did was copy the address info from other parts of the internet to my website where it's all in 1 place.
Now think of what that single website did to the people's lives.....
People have been making their lives a living hell, because they think they **might** be pedofiles.
You can say: That info was allready in the yellow pages etc. or Everone who wanted to could have found out that info.
And you would be right saying so, BUT.... a lot of people wouldnt have.
If you see a little piece in the paper saying: "marc d. is on trial for ......" Do you actually go out and find out who Marc D is and where he lives? Do you think the 90% of the idiots on this earth would go through all that trouble? I think not.
But then you have a website with 100% alledged pedofiles,
and the idiots come running out, breaking in to their homes, harrassing them daily etc.
Same goes for a few months ago: The southpark show about mohammed.
Do you think that so many moslims would go out of their way to try and find out where the makers live so they can sent them threats?
Or do you think many of the people who happend to read the address info on the muslim sites would not have done anything if they hadnt had it that easy?
For the average Joe, privacy isnt a big concern, but when someone points a finger at you it's a different thing.
Just my 2 cents though....