December 14, 2000
The fight to protect anonymous postings
Author: JT Smith
MSNBC has a report on anonymous Internet postings, noting that trend of revealing unnamed critics' identities may be reversing itself: "In November a Pennsylvania state court judge fired a waterline broadside at this nefarious unmasking trend. In a case defended by the America Civil Liberties Union (Melvin v. Doe), the judge said that public officials and others couldn't use ginned up defamation suits to rip the veil of anonymity from their online critics."