Judge Orders Unmasking Of Wikipedia Users; Fails To Follow Standard Anonymity Protections
from the dendrite-me dept
However, it appears that a magistrate judge in Colorado who admitted he was unaware of the Dendrite case or the associated "rule," decided to just ignore it once being informed of it, and went forward with an order to unmask some anonymous Wikipedia users who the company Faconnable claimed defamed Faconnable. This is worrisome, and thankfully, Public Citizen is pushing back on this, highlighting the importance of protecting anonymity online. Thankfully, another court has put a stay on identifying the guy in question while this issue is hashed out, but it's still unfortunate how many judges are uninformed on issues they're ruling about.