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Texas judge orders site to identify anonymous trolls, flamers

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posted on Feb, 12 2009 @ 03:14 PM
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Texas judge orders site to identify anonymous trolls, flamers


arstechnica.com

The right to flame someone online has typically been protected by the courts, but a Texas judge has decided enough is enough when it comes to 178 anonymous commenters on Topix.com. The site has less than a month to hand over identifying information about the Internet trolls.

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posted on Feb, 12 2009 @ 03:14 PM
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While I don't like the Big Brother ability to reveal all anonymous identites, it's good to see some trolls who hide behind a cloak of anonymity get some Karma back. There has to be some defense if you are being unfairly maligned on the internet (not specifically this case as I don't know the details).


The complaint filed by the Leshers details many of the comments made by the anonymous defendants. Some are certainly lower blows than others—insinuating that Mark drugs women and that Rhonda is the "Herpies Queen," and that the couple may have AIDS, among other things—but not all of the comments are as bad. Some merely accuse the Leshers of being liars, and others even say to wait for confirmation of some of the accusations.


Obviously there was some pretty repellant stuff there.

I wonder if ATS could be ordered to reveal the identities of some of the more vitriolic posters?


arstechnica.com
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[edit on 12/2/09 by Shere Khaan]



posted on Feb, 12 2009 @ 03:20 PM
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www.abovetopsecret.com...


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posted on Feb, 12 2009 @ 03:31 PM
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Meep.

please delete.



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