Sunday, November 15, 2009

"the right to speak anonymously ... is not absolute"

The bottom line is robust dialog is always welcome. But defamatory speech is not. It is good to see that the courts are willing to open the doors to the anonymous world when speech crosses the line. That should serve as notice to posters that they should consider the legal, moral and ethical components of their comments. And they should be careful with their facts. Because if they are not, the courts will offer assistance to those who seek redress.

Don't miss the full posting over on the Franklin School Committee blog

One more reason why this site welcomes a civil dialog but anonymous comments can go elsewhere.

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