Business consultant Carla Franklin will finally be able to find out the identity of the person who made disparaging comments about her. A New York City court has ruled that Google must disclose the identity of the anonymous person who made the deprecating remarks. The ruling issued on Tuesday gives Google two weeks to provide Franklin with the identity and contact information for the person or people who posted denigrating comments and unauthorized videos of her, beginning last year. The videos, posted on Google-owned YouTube, were clips from an innocuous student film in which she had appeared years before, coupled with personal information about her to create an unsettling online shrine, she said. We never understood how someone else's privacy usurps ours because his or her online identity is hidden. If these cases keep coming, people may actually have to identify themselves and stand behind what they say to and about others online. Imagine that.
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