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[FYI] Anonymity on the net


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Anonymity on the net  

A new form of lawsuit called a "CyberSLAPP" suit is threatening to 
overturn the promise of anonymous online speech and chill the freedom 
of expression that is central to the online world. CyberSLAPP cases 
typically involve a person who has posted anonymous criticisms of a 
corporation or public figure on the Internet. The target of the 
criticism then files a frivolous lawsuit just so they can issue a 
subpoena to the Web site or Internet Service Provider (ISP) involved, 
discover the identity of their anonymous critic, and intimidate or 
silence them.  


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