You have to love the internet … it provides us with information about almost anything you could want. If in doubt “Google it”!
Here in “blogosphere” we also have the ability to voice opinions and I guess some bloggers will create an appearance on anonymity when they make their opinions public … which, it appears, can occasionally backfire.
The latest case making the rounds was the Canadian fashion model Liskula Cohen, who was apparently accused of being a “skank” and a “ho” by an anonymous blogger.
Ms Cohen took exception (and who could blame her), sued Google to reveal the name of the blogger and won her case. I happen to think that was the right answer … but of course everyone is entitled to their opinion (I just air my opinions in the open).
Google revealed that the blogger was Rosemary Port, a 29 year old student of Fashion … I guess I could make a comment about why she might still be a student at 29, but I might invite a lawsuit.
Ms Port took exception to the fact that Google complied with a court order and revealed her name … and now people know it was her who said all the nasty stuff! How fair is that? Not good at all according to Rosemary, who is suing Google for $15 million!
I suppose if you are a 29 year old student then $15 million might seem like a good amount to set yourself up for life.
I suppose that if a lawyer is willing to take the case on for a piece of the action you have nothing to lose.
However what a total waste of court time, of the energy of Google’s lawyers, of everybody involved. If you call people names and get “outted” too bad. I don’t expect anyone tied her fingers to the keyboard (not sure how you would do that) and made her type that stuff. Get over it!
So … if you want to post an anonymous comment about this entry feel free. I won’t get a court order to find out who you are 🙂
However if you want to start a blog and call people names then you probably should just do it in the open … or think again and not do it at all.