Sep 302010
 
 September 30, 2010  Court, Online

The Associated Press reports:

A scholar’s son was convicted Thursday of using online aliases to harass and discredit his father’s detractors in a heated academic debate over the origins of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

A Manhattan jury found Raphael Golb guilty of about 30 counts against him, including identity theft, forgery and harassment. He was acquitted of one count of criminal impersonation.

Read more on FoxNews. The case has been very controversial because it may criminalize parody and other protected speech. This conviction and a new law in California that criminalizes posting as someone else under certain circumstances are both cause for concern for free speech proponents.

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