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 August 31, 2009  Posted by  Court, Featured News, Non-U.S., Online

Mia Rabson reports that:

A petty online insult turned the spotlight on anonymous bloggers in the United States. Now, a Winnipeg lawyer is leading the fight in a similar case in Canada.

But while the U.S. case involved a model versus a wannabe fashion socialite, the Canadian case connects two Ottawa politicians including the city’s controversial mayor, Larry O’Brien. It could have ramifications for the dozens, if not hundreds, of anonymous critics who pass judgment, and often libelous accusations, against everyone from politicians to celebrities to journalists.

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On Friday, Ottawa media reported that a Winnipeg lawyer, Brian Bowman, is asking Google to take down the site zeromeanszero.blogspot.com or unmask its author…. Bowman, an expert in privacy law, says he’s representing a client who has been the subject of untrue statements on the blog. Bowman says the blogger has accused his client of doing things even when his client was not in town.

Read more in Winnipeg Free Press

Photo credit: “anonymity” by kitakitts, Flickr, used under Creative Commons License

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