Christopher Wolf writes on the Chronicle of Data Protection:
The University of Denver Law Review today presented a Syposium on “Cyber Civil Rights: New Challenges for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties in Our Networked Age.” Hogan & Hartson partner (and privacy group co-chair) Christopher Wolf delivered remarks on “Accountability for Online Hate Speech: What Are The Lessons From ‘Unmasking’ Laws?”
Chris went on point out the problem of cyberbullying and hate-filled comments appended to mainstream news articles online. After reviewing the legal regimes used to “unmask” online copyright infringers, those who commit defamation online and KKK members while marching in groups, Chris acknolwedges the First Amendment limitations on legal regulation of anonymous speech online and proposes a self-regulatory regime by online companies to address hate speech online. A copy of his full remarks can be found here.