Thursday, October 06, 2005

Delaware Supreme Court protects anonymous blog postings

The Delaware Supreme Court yesterday handed down an important ruling that protects anonymous bloggers from attempts to unnmask them through libel lawsuits. This is the first ruling by a state supreme court on this matter. The court said that, if an elected official claims he has been defamed by an anonymous posting on a blog, he cannot use a lawsuit to unmask the writer unless he has substantial evidence to support his claim.

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Eddie said...

Usually, these disputes arise from an anonymous blog including damaging comments about a company's blogspot. The company, in an effort to stem the ill effects of the comments, particularly if they are false, sues the ISP to determine the blogger's identity. By bringing this law anonymous posting can be reduced.

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