Keith R.A. DeCandido (kradical) wrote,
Keith R.A. DeCandido

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ruling on cyberstalking

New York Supreme Court Judge Joan Madden has ruled that a model who was called a psychotic, a ho, and a skank by a blogger has the right to learn the identity of said blogger so she can sue him for defamation.

Believe it or not, I have no problem with this ruling. You want to say something nasty? Fine -- sign your name to it. Free speech means also accepting the consequences of your speech. Anonymous blogging can be the equivalent of shouting "Fire!" in a non-burning theatre if abused.

Oh, and the blogger's lawyer's argument, which boiled down to, "Well, everyone's doing it!" did not impress......
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