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Thread: Texas judge orders site to identify anonymous trolls, flamers

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    The right to flame someone online has typically been protected by the courts, but a Texas judge has decided enough is enough when it comes to 178 anonymous commenters on Topix.com. The site has less than a month to hand over identifying information about the Internet trolls.

    A Texas judge has ordered an online news site to unveil identifying details about 178 anonymous commenters on the site. The order came after a couple, Mark and Rhonda Lesher, sued the numerous anonymous commenters posting to Topix.com for making what they considered to be "perverted, sick, vile, inhumane accusations" about them.

    http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/n...ls-flamers.ars

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    TOPIX SPECIAL REPORT
    Topix vs. Tarrant County
    A judge in Texas has ordered Topix to reveal potentially identifying information about 178 anonymous commenters who allegedly defamed two Tarrant County residents online. What do you think?


    HA like im going to fall for that, nice try judge but ill keep my comments to myself

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    Sounds like a hit on Freedom of speech to me. I hear "perverted, sick, vile, inhumane accusations” from politicians and the media everyday against those they don’t like because the same views aren’t shared. Feelings get hurt “get over it”



    Great moregovernment control! If this happens the majority of lurkers will be Government watchdogs, or lawyers lurking for cases.


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    OOOOOOHHHHH! BOOO HOOO HOOO HOOO! Tumboddy hurt my widdow feewings! OOOHHH BOOO HOOO PEESE MAKE DEM STOP!

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    Alexcabbie wrote:
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    Hell I could have AWD Stylez locked up for the rest of his LIFE.......
    Kind of a waste of money to save a single9mm cartridge.
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    Not the first time this has happened. I seem to recall a case in DE or somewhere. It got tossed. Libel is libel, however, and someday a case will be made. Will be interesting to watch if this one gets traction. I would bet against it, though.
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