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Model forces Google to reveal 'skank' blogger's identity  (View post)

Jérôme Flipo [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, August 19, 2009
11 years ago3,465 views

<<A former Vogue Australia cover girl has won a landmark court battle to reveal the identity of an anonymous blogger who called her a "skank" and an "old hag".

Model Liskula Cohen sued Google in January in the hope of forcing the company to reveal the person responsible for allegedly defamatory comments on a blog called Skanks in NYC, which was hosted by Google's Blogger service.>>

Source: smh.com.au/technology/technolo ...
Via: friendfeed.com/rubin/a169ada3/ ...

Juha-Matti reported this lawsuit here in January blogoscoped.com/forum/148334.h ...

DPic [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

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David Mulder [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

"More recently, a Maryland court protected anonymous posters on a newspaper's Internet forum, after a local Dunkin' Donuts store manager claimed they were defaming him by calling the restaurant dirty. The Maryland Court of Appeals reversed an earlier decision to reveal the posters' identity, but laid out a five-step process for judges to follow in future defamation cases, including alerting anonymous posters of a subpoena by a message on the site in question, and offering a clear statement of how the inflammatory comments caused damage."

via pcworld.com/article/170436/cou ...

Above 3 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

Tim Johansson [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

Could not Google encrypt the IP addresses using some one-way hash?

Michael Martinez [PersonRank 5]

11 years ago #

Actually, since Google was revealing the IP address of one of its blog service users, the 9-month limit on search user data would not have applied.

Still, people who are concerned about reining in defamation on the Internet need to sit down with privacy advocates and hammer out some mutually beneficial guidelines before it's too late.

Libran Lover [PersonRank 4]

11 years ago #

This is non-sense. Google should not have done this. Downvote for Google.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

> Actually, since Google was revealing the IP address of one of
> its blog service users, the 9-month limit on search user data
> would not have applied.

According to Google, it apparently would have. Google tells me "our logs anonymization commitment applies to non-search properties too".

Full context below from an email exchange yesterday/ today.

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Q: Does your IP anonymization policy of 9 months (as mentioned in googleblog.blogspot.com/2008/0 ...) only apply to search logs, or does is also apply to apps being used – say, Blogger.com, or Google Docs?

A: Yes, our logs anonymization commitment applies to non-search properties too.
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Bastian [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

The internet is not a lawless area where everybody can do whatever they want.

If someone is insulting someone else and that in a way that brakes the law that person should get punished.

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

[Moved from "Outed blogger blames model Liskula Cohen for 'skank' stink" – Tony]

nydailynews.com/gossip/2009/08 ...

"Speaking out for the first time since a court order forced Google to reveal her identity, blogger Rosemary Port tells the Daily News that model Liskula Cohen should blame herself for the uproar.

"This has become a public spectacle and a circus that is not my doing," said Port, whose "Skanks in NYC" site branded the 37-year-old Cohen an "old hag".
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