Two months after filing a case against an anonymous commenter who posted defamatory remarks about her on Youtube, a New York ex-model has secured a court order for Google to reveal the commenter’s identity. The NY Daily News reports:
The order gives Google 15 days to reveal any information it has on who posted the comments to YouTube videos that featured Franklin.
As internet-based torts become more prevalent, New York courts have taken a lead in traversing the fine line between an injured party’s right to confront its attacker and the First Amendment right to anonymous (read: free) speech.
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