The issue of anonymous parties engaging in defamation has been one of the primary issues in online defamation. In many cases, the matter is often resolved as soon as this identity is ascertained. As such, de-anonymizing has been one of the primary strategies employed by plaintiff’s counsel in such actions.
In Manson v John Doe, Justice Goldstein granted judgment against an anonymous blogger who had been noted in default, and stated,
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