A beauty school student thought he was offering classmates a place to vent when he created a Facebook page mocking teachers and classes.
"Don't be afraid to post comments on whats going on, this is yor voice too. All for one and one for all right?!" (sic)
But two months later, a little fun on Facebook has landed Nicholas Blacconiere of Algonquin in potential legal trouble, as administrators at the Salon Professional Academy of Elgin are fighting back. They're suing Blacconiere in Kane County Circuit Court for unauthorized use of the school's logo and seeking $50,000 for emotional damage caused by defamatory comments posted on the page.
"The case law is really developing in this area," said Amanda Lenhart, senior research specialist for the Pew Internet and American Life Project. "I wouldn't even want to try to give guidance to parents right now given the nature of this, other than to say, 'If you don't have something nice to say, don't say it.' "Read More