Thursday, August 20, 2009

Anonymity online - not so

A model in New York was a target of a blogger who thought her identity was secure behind a Google account, and she learned otherwise from a Manhattan judge. The judge ordered Google to identify the blogger, her email address and her computer's I.P. address.

This case can serve as a warning to all who attempt to create anonymous blogs and also to those who post nastygrams in the form of ugly, profane and libelous comments.

http://www.switched.com/2009/08/19/judge-orders-google-to-identify-skanks-blogger?icid=mainhtmlws-maindl5link3http%3A%2F%2Fwww.switched.com%2F2009%2F08%2F19%2Fjudge-orders-google-to-identify-skanks-blogger

According to the switched.com article, the model is planning to file a defamation suit against the blogger.

As one local blogger wrote recently, "If you write it....SIGN IT!"

3 comments:

ace said...

Still believing this?
Ohh, and the only libelous and half truth comments I see come from the author of this blog.

The Madd Bulldog said...

Well then, I guess the real identity of TMBD will be revealed... JIMMY HOFFA!!! DOH!!!!!

DA said...

"This case can serve as a warning to all who attempt to create anonymous blogs and also to those who post nastygrams in the form of ugly, profane and libelous comments."

You are right, Gus, and I hope you do take the warning seriously! With all of the half truths and comments you post, it would be very easy to picture a few lawsuits coming your way!