ICoL Lie Suit

From Internet Court of Lies

Definition and Concepts

Natural Language : Natural language is any language a normal human baby can learn from other humans who speak the language.

The court is held by people who can easily dialogue in the same natural language.

Every Individual Suit is brings one fiat lying episode to court.

An episode may be encountered in the media as a single sentence, a story, an article, a speech, a series of stories, a book of advice, a picture, a web page, a web site, a photo, a video, everything said during a time by a particular public individual, and this list goes on. But it is necessary to bring the suit as a single sentence description of the fiat lying episode.

An episode can be easily described in one sentence in natural language. It need not describe one lie. One sentence may be a fiat lie, or a set of fiat lies, many sentences, may be described in an episode in one sentence. For example, an entire speech or show may be an episode described as a numerous lies in a youtube video at a certain youtube location.

The episode must naturally be described as a region of the digital hierarchy. For example, the .html file encountered, or the web site encountered, a youtube encountered. These are naturally occuring digital groupings that define episodes. Within that episode it may be beneficial to the judgement of the case to identify how to find the relevant content within that episode or to identify the smallest hierarchical component that contains the fiat lying claimed. (For example, "News Feed" in site X).

Components of a Suit

The lying episode must be described in one natural language sentence. This sentence cannot exceed 40 words.

The contents of the episode must provide a description of the where the episode was encountered and its as much of its contents as the Plaintiff believes will establish proof of the lying. This description and contents to be tried cannot exceed 250 words, six pictures, or one minute of video or audio observed on the Internet.

The plaintiff must estimate the number of people who could have encountered the lying episode. These numbers are N+, e.g., 100+, which claims any number larger than 100. A suit will be rejected if the number is 10 or fewer. Evidence of the claimed number is optional but evidence may bear on the decision.

Any lies in an episode may be analysed for a decision as a folk lie with the following parts:

  1. Truth
  2. Whole Truth
  3. Nothing but the Truth
  4. Deceit
  5. Intention to Deceive
  6. True Motivation
  7. Social Acceptability
  8. Is there a Social Label, which, if applied as context for the lie, improves the Social Acceptability? What is it?


Lie Context. A sentence can be in a context which amends the episode to change its truth or social acceptability. For example, "Many parents think..," "A Republican opinion that," "It is a lie that," and so forth. The Plaintiff may ask that a context be asserted on the lying episode. In which case, the lying episode will be analysed for a decision as a folk lie in that context, as in:

  • Social Label: Salesman Pitch
  1. Truth
  2. Whole Truth
  3. Nothing but the Truth
  4. Deceit
  5. Intention to Deceive
  6. True Motivation
  7. Social Acceptability

Settlement of a suit involves describing the lies in an episode as folk (or conversational) lies.

A Class Suit need not share the specific contents of episodes, but must share judgements and adjudicated effects on shared lie context labels.

Lie Suit Preparation

The best way for everyone to have the happiest result in participating in the ICoL is to move an individual suit into the largest class suit possible. For example, a suit with 100 plaintiffs will pay the paid personel more for their attention, and can yield an instantaneous settlement if a class suit is chosen that is already settled.

The suit preparation should pay particular attention to establishing evidence that the fiat lies are indeed lies, and evidence for the claims made about deceit, intention to deceive, motivation, and social acceptability.

A liar may file a counter-suit. If he does, then the individual suit and the direct counter suit will for a disputed class which can amend the class of the suit. The counter suit must address the evidence brought by the plaintiff directly.