Last week I wrote this post in relation to a recent court case in New York about anonymous blogging.
It seems there is a follow up:
It’s a feeble attempt by the blogger to try and spin doctor the situation (her real name, by the way, is Rosemary Port) before getting slammed with the soon to come defamation suit. Rosemary (and her attorney) have some pretty week defensive statements trying to state that documents questioning government from our forefathers are akin to calling a model a skank – but my favorite one is this:
“I would think that a multi-billion dollar conglomerate [Google] would protect the rights of all its users.”
Simple rule in life: YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR. Blogger is free. You don’t pay to use it – so why are you expecting something other that Google covering their ass? They have better things to do than argue court cases over a name calling contest. In the end, it is easier to give up an identity and allow folks to fend for themselves since bloggers should be responsible for their own words to begin with.
Just my two cents.