The American Civil Liberties Union, the Center for Democracy and Technology, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation have labeled cases like this one "CyberSLAPPs": frivolous lawsuits with the sole purpose of issuing a subpoena to a Web site or Internet Service Provider (ISP) to discover the identity of an anonymous critic and to intimidate or silence them. Cohen's decision to drop her lawsuit a day after she filed it and publicized Port's name lends credence to that label.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

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