Monday, January 25, 2010

More writs filed to identity bloggers or webmasters who "skank" others "anonymously"


MSN is reporting more lawsuits against bloggers for online “slagging”, in this story from NineMsn, “Floodgates open for cyber-bullying writs”, link here.

All of this follows on the heels of a case involving a model who was able to get a court order disclosing the identity of an anonymous blogger who was defaming her, as discussed on this blog on Aug. 19, 2009.

Attorney John Dozier, Jr., who made a comment on a posting her Aug. 28 about Section 230 (with respect to his recent book), reports several other major similar cases, including at least two where people put up “fake websites” to cause people to appear to be defamed when found on search engines.

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