January 2013

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Identifying an Anonymous Online Defamer

by Allan Oziel on January 17, 2013 No comments

It has never been easier for disgruntled consumers, ex-employees, ex-spouses and competitors to publicly air their grievances to a large audience. It is becoming increasingly common for the angry and scorned to take to the web to anonymously vent. However, what happens when these anonymous posts are untrue and can harm the reputation of their targets?

While online defamation law is still emerging, victims of the potentially defamatory statements will need to determine the identity of the poster in order to bring an action against the poster personally.

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Allan OzielIdentifying an Anonymous Online Defamer