Court case shows limits of anonymous blogging

25 10 2009

US courts have historically looked on anonymous bloggers and commenters with a sympathetic eye, but there are exceptions. A Tennessee judge denied a blogger’s motion to quash a subpoena to reveal his identity last week, and he also denied a motion to dismiss the case. With few other options available to him (or her), the blogger in Swartz v. Does looks likely to be revealed.

Even on the Internet, anonymity is never absolute… especially when you’re accusing someone else of arson and tax evasion.

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