Court: Newspaper Must Reveal Commenters' Identities

, The National Law Journal


The Times-Picayune newspaper in New Orleans cannot shield private identifying information about two people who posted anonymous comments on its website about a corruption probe, a federal appeals court has ruled.

This premium content is reserved for National Law Journal subscribers.

Continue reading by getting started with a subscription.

Already a subscriber? Log in now

What's being said

  • Pancho

    I‘m concerned that this decision could be stretched from a situation where it was contended that federal prosecutors may have inappropriately and/or unethically left feedback at a newspaper website, to establishing a precedent where any person or persons who leave feedback could be identified simply because an individual or a corporation takes offense at or otherwise objects to the feedback. In the case where a whistleblower might have left accurate feedback about a matter of public interest this would seem to be particularly chilling.

Comments are not moderated. To report offensive comments, click here.

Preparing comment abuse report for Article #1202650432688

Thank you!

This article's comments will be reviewed.