MD Appeals Court upholds protections for anonymous posting under First Amendment

By |2019-03-07T21:55:56-04:00March 2nd, 2009|Blog|

The Maryland Court of Appeals ruled on Friday that Independent Newspapers, which runs the forum Newszap.com, could not be forced to reveal the identities of online posters who had written critical comments about a Dunkin’ Donuts. The owner of the restaurant, Zebulon J. Brodie,  claimed that the commenters had defamed him and called on Independent Newspapers to reveal their identities. [...]