Dear John Doe: you have defamed

A recent “cyber libel” decision contains information on how to pursue an online defamation case. It’s also pretty creepy.

“There are, undoubtedly, legitimate anonymous Internet posts: persons critical of autocratic or repressive regimes, for example, or legitimate whistleblowers,” the court notes.

“The Defendant is not one of those people. The law will afford his posts all the protection that they deserve, which is to say none.”

Manson v. John Doe, 2013 ONSC 628 (CanLII) canlii.ca

http://canlii.ca/en/on/onsc/doc/2013/2013onsc628/2013onsc628.html

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