Tuesday, March 31, 2009

"Couple Inches Closer to Unveiling Anonymous Posters"

ABC News has an interesting article regarding anonymous posters on the Topix board.

"A California judge has denied Web forum Topix.com's request to withhold identifying information for 178 anonymous online commenters who are the targets of a defamation suit. The ruling, filed with the Superior Court of Santa Clara County, Calif., Friday, denied the company's motion to quash the subpoena and instructed it to meet with the couple filing the defamation suit to determine which documents are relevant to their case."

"Despite the qualified decision, Mark and Rhonda Lesher, the Clarksville, Texas, couple who filed the lawsuit in February, said the ruling brings them closer to identifying, and prosecuting, the anonymous detractors who they claim posted thousands of defamatory comments about them online."

There are several such Topix boards that have allowed questionable comments regarding the Gosselins. What are your feelings on this?