EFF Protects Anonymity Of MySpace User
from the good-for-them dept
The EFF has been defending a number of these cases, and recently filed an amicus brief against the town president of a Chicago suburb who had filed a lawsuit seeking the identity of whoever had set up a MySpace profile mocking the guy. The EFF explained how revealing the identity of the user, without having the president of the town first show proof of defamation, would be a violation of the poster's First Amendment rights to privacy. Luckily, after seeing the EFF's argument, the guy withdrew his lawsuit, though it remains to be seen if he'll try to file again with more proof of defamation.