California Court affirms right of internet poster’s anonymity
A California appeals court on Wednesday said an anonymous Internet poster does not have to reveal his identity after being sued for making “scathing verbal attacks” against executives at a Florida company on a Yahoo! Inc message board.
The Sixth Appellate District in Santa Clara County reversed a trial court ruling that would have allowed a former executive at SFBC International Inc to subpoena Yahoo! for the names of her critics.
You can read the entire opinion in Krinsky v. Doe 6 (Feb. 6, 2008 H030767) here.