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Judge Orders Google To Reveal Blogger

ONLINE PRIVACY—U.S.

July 26, 2013

A Manhattan judge says there is compelling enough evidence to unveil the identity of an anonymous blogger who has created blogs titled frederickschulmancrookedattorney.com and stopfrederickschulman.blogspot.com, reports The Wall Street Journal. “The web blogs…are causing actual, pecuniary injury to Mr. Schulman’s reputation as a zealous advocate for consumers against debt collection companies,” states Schulman’s court petition. Google questioned the necessity of revealing the bloggers identity, but the judge has ordered them to do so, though Schulman has yet to even file a defamation suit. The blogger has an opportunity to challenge the discovery, according to the report. Unless that happens, Google has two weeks to comply. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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