Archive for May, 2007

EFF demands that court not unmask corporate critic

Thursday, May 3rd, 2007

Corporate Critic Fights to Keep Anonymity

Chemical Company on Quest to Identify Online Speaker

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the California First Amendment Coalition (CFAC) have asked a California appeals court to scrutinize a chemical company’s attempt to strip the anonymity from a participant in an online message board.

Identity demands are everywhere — particularly for “troublemakers” whose information or commentary upsets the powerful and the politically well-connected. It’s good to see EFF fighting (and winning) more than a dozen issues of anonymous speech, publication, and association. Now if only anonymous association was as well protected In Real Life as it is On The Internet!