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Judge rules in favor of web poster's anonymity

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) - A judge has ruled that the Richmond
Register newspaper does not have to turn over the identity of an
anonymous person accused of posting defamatory statements on its
Web site.
The ruling was part of a lawsuit brought by a woman who claims
she was defamed on the site in 2008.
The Courier-Journal reports that Madison Circuit Judge Jean
Chenault Logue's ruling may be a temporary victory for the
anonymous poster. Logue adopted a multi-part test that allows for
the person to be identified if certain criteria are met.
The poster commented on a story on the site about Kymberly Clem,
who says she was removed from the Richmond Mall for wearing an
inappropriate dress.
Clem's attorney, Wesley Browne, says he will begin taking the
steps necessary to satisfy the test and identify the anonymous
poster.
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Information from: The Courier-Journal,
http://www.courier-journal.com


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