November 6, 2000
Commentary: who knows the real you?
Author: JT Smith
ZDNet's Peter Coffee comments on the Florida court ruling that forced Yahoo to reveal the identities of chat room participants who had criticized a company executive. "Freedom on the Internet may be like freedom of the press: You have to own a press to use it freely, and you have to own a Web server to be safe from others' actions that might reveal your identity."