Bad Case For Blogger
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.