Dominick v. MySpace

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) asked a judge in Illinois to reject a Petition to identify an anonymous MySpace user who allegedly posted fake profiles of an Illinois official because the request would violate both the First Amendment and federal statute.

In May of 2008 Cicero Town President Larry Dominick asked a Cook County Circuit Court judge to order the disclosure of the identities of the author of two MySpace profiles that allegedly included defamatory comments and unnamed privacy violations. In its amicus brief however EFF argued that the petition violates the First Amendment right to remain anonymous until a litigant can demonstrate a viable legal claim.

Outcome: Following the filing of EFF's amicus brief Dominick dismissed his Petition on June 13 2008 effectively ending the matter.

EFF was assisted in the matter by Charles Mudd Jr. and Sophie Dye of Mudd Law Offices in Chicago.

;

Stay in Touch

NSA Spying

EFF is leading the fight against the NSA's illegal mass surveillance program. Learn more about what the program is, how it works, and what you can do.

Follow EFF

Wishing you happy, encrypted holidays with Certbot. certbot.eff.org

Dec 7 @ 3:44pm

Uber should restore user control to location privacy
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks...

Dec 7 @ 3:12pm

San Francisco: speak out for your right to choose your own Internet provider. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks...

Dec 7 @ 2:45pm
JavaScript license information