When it comes to Internet defamation, anonymous bloggers cannot hide their identities from courts forever. A Cook County, Illinois judge has ordered that the identity of an anonymous blogger must be revealed. The anonymous poster allegedly defamed the 15-year old son of the Buffalo Grove Village Trustee on the message board of a local newspaper. The Circuit Court judge entered a protective order that bars the disclosure of the anonymous blogger’s identity to anyone outside of the Sheriff, the plaintiff, and the plaintiff’s attorneys.
Internet defamation can be a serious problem. Libelous, slanderous, or defamatory statements that are posted on the Internet can last forever. That is why it is important to work with an Internet defamation attorney to protect your rights. If have been the victim of defamation, contact one of our expert Internet defamation attorneys today toll free at 866.936.7447.