Friday, July 3, 2009

[TechRepublic] Woman sues over anonymous Web post

July 03, 2009

Woman sues to have name of anonymous Web poster revealed

IT CareerA woman sues a daily newspaper for an anonymous comment made in the discussion forum. She also wanted the name of the anonymous commenter exposed. Career blogger Toni Bowers asks what this means for the future of online forums?

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