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originally posted by: gortex
a reply to: kosmicjack
This is more akin to blackmail , unfortunately there is no right to internet anonymity in US law.
The Internet has popularized the use of anonymous online identities. For privacy purposes when communicating with strangers, using public message boards, or in Internet gaming, many people avoid using their legal name and instead choose aliases. Advocates of online privacy such as the American Civil Liberties Union strongly back protections for this anonymity. Publishing anonymously has a long tradition at common law, but anonymity is not guaranteed by statute.
Legal battles over anonymity have become increasingly common since the late-1990s. In particular, companies have sought to discover the identities of their online critics by issuing subpoenas to force their disclosure. Civil liberties advocates have argued that the threat of legal action by powerful plaintiffs can stifle online speech, which, they say, depends upon anonymity. Opponents have regarded anonymity as merely cover for defamation and libel.
originally posted by: IsaacKoi
I'm truly deeply touched by the comments in this thread.
By the way, after I informed some friends last night that I was leaving ufology due to concern that Ted Roe appeared to be saying that he would publish my photo and/or name despite my long-standing desire to participate in ufology under a pseudonym, Ted Roe posted this about it on Facebook:
I wish you each of you the very best in your research in this field.