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Bad Case For Blogger

Publication Date: 
August 24, 2009
Philadelphia Metro
Amy Zimmer

Professor Mark Lemley, faculty director of the Stanford IP Litigation Clearinghouse, is quoted in Metro US on the limits of online anonymity:

Legal experts said Rosemary Port’s plans to sue Google for revealing her identity as a name-calling blogger will likely topple like a model on nine-inch heels.

Google outed the Fashion Institute of Technology student through a court order after she branded Vogue cover girl Liskula Cohen a “ho,” “skank” and “old hag.” Port’s seeking $15 million from the company.


“Bloggers should recognize that they are not nearly as anonymous as they think they are,” said Stanford Law professor Mark Lemley.