California Court affirms right of internet poster’s anonymity

Reuters reports:

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.

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