We know who you are: Valueline's lawsuit gets name

from the how-anonymous-are-you dept

Benjamin Schachter writes “The President and CEO of Valueline (The company you see hawking a giant three-ring binder filled with stock charts—all of which can be had for free on the Internet) is sueing many of the people posting disparaging (and she claims slanderous) messages on Yahoo message boards. She has been granted the legal right to obtain from Yahoo and AOL, the real names and addresses of these people, many of who are former employees of value line. It is a very sad and funny story and just goes to show that you must be careful about your postings. You are not protected just because you have an alias.” Hmmm… it’s not totally clear from the article what’s going on here, but I never thought you had to give any real info when you get a Yahoo! alias, so I’m not sure it really means anything.

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