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Korbel wants Comcast to ID anonymous critics

Korbel Champagne Cellars will ask a Sonoma County judge next week to make Comcast Corp. identify Internet customers who criticized the wine company in a Web forum.

The case shows that Internet users should be careful what they say in anonymous Web forums, said Matt Zimmerman, an attorney for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a San Francisco nonprofit that defends free speech online.

“Even if you think you are speaking anonymously, you are leaving digital footprints that could ‘out’ you,” he said. “You could still be held liable.”

Monday, February 23, 2009
Santa Rosa Press-Democrat

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