Some readers may have followed the case of Liskula Cohen who was called a skank and “psychotic lying whore” on a blogger.com blog. Google owns these.
Cohen regarded this as defamatory and went to court to sue the author, and as part of that the court ordered Google to reveal the identity of the author.
Google complied and supplied the e-mail address used to register the blog. And this allowed Cohen to deduce that a Rosemary Port was the author.
Now to my mind, this is how it should be. If you defame someone anonymously, then your identity will be revealed.
Port, rather than apologise for her slander, is now saying she will sue Google for A$18 million for revealing her email address.
I think Port needs to get over herself and get a grip. Google was ordered by a court to reveal her address. I can’t see she has any chance of success.Tags: defamation, Google, Internet