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 December 31, 2014  Court, Online

Aimee Green reports:

A Lincoln City hotel lost its fight to hold an anonymous person liable for a scathing review on TripAdvisor.com that its owners worried was driving away business.

A Multnomah County Circuit judge said he would not compel the travel website to hand over the name of the commenter because — just like traditional news organizations, such as newspapers and TV stations — TripAdvisor is protected under Oregon’s media shield law.

Read more on Oregon Live.

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