Web Sheriff

How is it that a private company called Web Sheriff, can mislead the public to thinking that they are the Internet Police. They brand themselves with a USA Sheriff logo, and call themselves "internet police" on their website? A US sheriff is typically the highest law enforcement officer in the county. A sheriff is in most cases elected by the population of the county.


Impersonating a police service is illegal in Canada. Should John Giacobbi be charged with impersonating a police force? He describes himself as independent consultant, but the company looks a lot like an official gov't agency or police force on their website.

Would it be legal If I put a logo up on my site and call myself a The Social Media Internet Policing Marshall - Special Forces Division?


Representing your client in the justice system is one thing.

But representing your client in the justice system... And... installing fear into the defendants by misleading them that you are also the the highest law enforcement officer in the district...well that's going to far!

And bands like The Black Crowes and Prince should be ashamed of themselves!

TAG THIS SHERIFF: The Black Crowes, Prince, Lady Ga Ga, Justine Beiber

1 comment:

anajonda said...

I got quite the laugh outta this. This guy's company claims to be protecting people's rights, but I can't figure out who (if anyone) has given him the authority to do so. The only thing I can ascertain is that he's apparently based in the UK, whose copyright laws do not apply to the USA or Canada. As for putting up the Sheriff's badge and using "Sheriff" in the company's name, that is definitely what would fall under impersonating a Police Officer. What a douche!