Some folks who posted ugly things about a University of Delaware student on juicycampus.com are being sued, reports the News Journal of New Castle-Wilmington, Del.; they just don't know it yet. The caption of the federal civil case filed this month couldn't be more vague--Jane Doe v. John Doe 1-5--but it raises significant and potentially precedent-setting issues about the limits of speech on the internet. The lawsuit seeks to determine the identities of one or more anonymous posters on the web site and wants damages from them for making allegedly defamatory statements. Some see this as potentially chilling to freedom...

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