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Old 09-01-2011, 12:00 AM
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Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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The Internet has been a boon for cowards. Anonymous forums and blog-postings, they are all a refuge for the passive-aggressive who hides behind technology, stridently demanding their opinion be heard, then refusing to claim ownership of their words.
People who tell the truth have no need to hide behind fake identity and anonymity of Internet, or fear the consequences to their words and actions.

Back to the question:
"Can I be sued for something I put on the Internet?
Yes. The laws regarding defamation apply to Internet as they do to more traditional media. However, federal law protects Internet service providers (ISPs) and other interactive computer services from many lawsuits.
Internet Defamation Law Blog: An Internet Service Provider is Generally Protected from Liability for Defamation by the Federal Communications Decency Act
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Old 09-01-2011, 10:14 AM
 
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The Internet has been a boon for cowards. Anonymous forums and blog-postings, they are all a refuge for the passive-aggressive who hides behind technology, stridently demanding their opinion be heard, then refusing to claim ownership of their words.
People who tell the truth have no need to hide behind fake identity and anonymity of Internet, or fear the consequences to their words and actions.
While I agree with you to an extent, that people hide behind such and then use that as a means to promote language they would not use if their identity were known, I also think there is a problem with a public that is immature when it encounters opinions that do not side with its own and that leads to poor behavior on their part. We only need to look to sites like Facebook to see someone with an opinion (not even a disrespectful one) to which the repercussions of simply voicing such receives a severe judgement and sometimes personal action. So there is some good to be said for anonymity.

Anyway, didn't mean to push this off topic.
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Old 09-01-2011, 05:07 PM
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Location: Ohio
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State and local laws are catching up with this. There have been a couple of instances here in my city where anonymous Twitter users smeared celebrities and got busted. One did it to someone in California and is now in Federal custody. The other did the smearing to a local TV news reporter and was brought up on charges by our county DA under a new law passed last year.

IANAL, but I have read that a business doesn't usually have the same protection against defamation as a person, so the laws that applied to these two cases likely don't apply.
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Old 09-01-2011, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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This forum I'm talking about is [domain blocked due to spam]. This friend of mine complaining about his job and a month later he was laid-off which makes me wonder if his company found out he was talking about them on this [domain blocked due to spam] site? I wonder if [domain blocked due to spam] would give up anybody's IP address without question?


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Old 09-01-2011, 05:27 PM
Bo Bo won $500 in our forum's Most Engaging Poster Contest - Tenth Edition (Apr-May 2014). 

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Location: Ohio
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This forum I'm talking about is [domain blocked due to spam]. <snip> I wonder if [domain blocked due to spam] would give up anybody's IP address without question?
The results of this Google search should help you find what you're looking for. (Not trying to be snarky with the lmgtfy link, it's just a dependable way to share a specific search. )

One of the results that came up was this one: http://www.citmedialaw.org/blog/2009...ix-be-revealed
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Old 09-08-2011, 05:05 PM
 
Location: On the "Left Coast", somewhere in "the Land of Fruits & Nuts"
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Sure it is, I can make mine lie any time. Several wingates through many servers that have holes in them or are open to the public and by the time the trace is made, the logs are usually wiped and you have no clue who I am. Add in the wireless war driving factor and you would have no clue.
True enuff. And even without making any effort to conceal, dynamic IP addresses in less populated areas (like mine) can encompass a pretty wide swath of geography!
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