Friday, October 07, 2005

FIRST AMENDMENT: Delaware Supreme Court protest anonymous blog poster

Former San Francisco Chronicle website manager Bob Cauthorn writes about a new Delaware Supreme Court decision which extended free-speech protections to an anonymous blog poster. The anonymous post allegedly libeled a public official; the official sued the internet service provider (Comcast) seeking to compel disclosure of the identity of the poster so the suit could be joined. A lower court ordered the name release but the state supreme court overturned the decision.

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