Thursday, October 6, 2005

Good news for bloggers

Court Rules in Favor of Anonymous Blogger

DOVER, Del. - In a decision hailed by free-speech advocates, the Delaware Supreme Court on Wednesday reversed a lower court decision requiring an Internet service provider to disclose the identity of an anonymous blogger who targeted a local elected official.

In a 34-page opinion, the justices said a Superior Court judge should have required Smyrna town councilman Patrick Cahill to make a stronger case that he and his wife, Julia, had been defamed before ordering Comcast Cable Communications to disclose the identities of four anonymous posters to a blog site operated by Independent Newspapers Inc., publisher of the Delaware State News.


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3 Comments:

Blogger indygirl said...

Go team Blogger!

October 07, 2005  
Anonymous Mr Eccentric said...

Great post! Bloggers need to keep up on these things. If we ever lose our anonymity, blogging will be a thing of the past.

October 09, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looking good here, Indy.

-Bela

October 10, 2005  

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