The lawyer for a Missouri mother accused of creating a fake MySpace page to harass a 13-year-old girl is arguing that charges should be tossed out of court because if she is guilty, then so are millions of internet users every day, reports the Washington Post. Lori Drew became the focus of national outrage after the girl committed suicide. Court papers filed July 23 seize on a possible weakness in the prosecution’s case that has been noted by several legal experts since the May indictment: While Drew’s alleged behavior might have been wrong, there is no legal sanction against it. In charging Drew, prosecutors relied on their belief that she, like countless others on social networks such as MySpace, created a fake identity–in this case, a 16-year-old boy, "Josh Evans," who flirted with and then rejected 13-year-old Megan Meier. Because the false profile violated MySpace policy, prosecutors charged Drew with four counts based on her accessing a computer system "without authorization." In doing so, they relied on a statute commonly wielded against hackers and information thieves. "The government, in its zeal to charge Lori Drew with something, anything, has tried to criminalize everyday, ordinary conduct: the wayward or misuse of a social-network web site," defense attorney H. Dean Steward wrote in a motion to dismiss…

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