Tag Archives: Defamation

Indiana COA Upholds Rights of Internet Commenters to Remain Anonymous

In a case of first impression, the Indiana Court of Appeals held earlier this week that the identity of anonymous internet posters is protected under the First Amendment and Article I, Section 9 of the Indiana Constitution and should not be subject to subpoena … Continue reading

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Are Bloggers Subject to a Higher Standard Than Professional Journalists?

The curious case of self-styled “Investigatory Blogger” Crystal Cox has received much attention in the blogosphere. Last month, a federal court jury in Oregon returned a $2.5 million defamation verdict against Cox as a result of a series of defamatory … Continue reading

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Oral Argument on Monday in Case of First Impression

A panel of three Judges of the Indiana Court of Appeals will hear oral argument Monday afternoon, December 12, 2011, starting at 1 PM in the Indiana Supreme Courtroom, in a media law case of first impression in Indiana. I’ve … Continue reading

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