Who Are Anonymous Bloggers?
Anonymous bloggers are considered the cornerstone of an Internet culture that promotes sharing and free speech. However, defamers tend to abuse the ability to remain anonymous online. Anonymous individuals post on blogs, review sites, and comments.
How Can I Learn the Identity of Anonymous Blogger?
An anonymous blogger’s online identity can be tracked through several channels:
First, a user’s cookies provide relevant information. Cookies are small pieces of data sent from a website and are stored on an individuals computer. Unfortunately for most victims, a person is not able to access an anonymous poster’s cookies online. In order to obtain the cookies, a victim must first have access to the anonymous poster’s computer. This usually happens during the discovery stage of a lawsuit, when you already know who the anonymous poster is.
An IP address, or internet protocol address, is the easiest, and most common way to track an anonymous poster. An IP addresses is a numerical label assigned to each device. IP addresses are generally tracked by review sites and blogger.com. However, these companies are not willing to voluntarily turn over this information. Therefore, you need an experienced New York internet defamation lawyer to help you pursue a judgment requiring the IP address be disclosed.
Anonymous Posters and C.P.L.R. 3102(c)
The New York rules of practice provides “before an action is commenced, disclosure to aid in bringing an action, to preserve information or to aid in arbitration, may be obtained, but only by court order.” We use this devise to compel companies to provide us with anonymous posters ip addresses, and then learn your defamers true identity.