Who Shall Remain Nameless
Friday, October 28, 2005
Politicians are well-accustomed to the chorus of cat-calls emanating from the blogosphere. But a town councilman in Delaware couldn't take the heat, and went to court to "out" one of his online anonymous critics, so that he could sue for defamation. Earlier this month, the Delaware Supreme Court ruled against him, maintaining a wide berth for the right to anonymous speech. University of Minnesota journalism professor Jane Kirtley tells Bob why she's thrilled about the decision.