Sunday, 6 September 2009
Those of you who have been following my Blog will know that occasionally I get the odd ranting slagging - usually from an 'Anonymouse' commentator...
So I was interested to read in Felix Dennis's fab magazine The Week about the case of former Vogue model Liskula Cohen who was called a 'psychotic, lying, whoring, skank [slag]' who 'may have been hot 10 years ago' on a Blog. Cohen filed a defamation suit against Google to identify the Blogger's email - and she succeeded. The culprit turned out to be a 29 year old fashion student and vague acquaintance called Rosemary Port.
Liskula phoned Port - and forgave her - then Port threatened to sue Google for $15million for failing to protect her identity!
In the words of the journo who wrote the piece 'As if people who spew venom on the Internet while hiding their identity deserve any. What is the mentality that let's them get in our face while wearing a mask? It's true that anonymity can sometimes serve the public interest. But on the Internet it's often less about being constructive and more about being cowardly.'
Hear Hear !!!