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Illinois lawmaker hastily pulls bill that would have stripped online anonymity

Jaikumar Vijayan | Feb. 25, 2013
State Sen. Ira Silverstein's Internet Post Removal Act was introduced earlier this month

The landlord had filed a lawsuit seeking to force Yelp to reveal the identity of the anonymous poster claiming that the individual's comments had caused financial damage. A trial court threw out the petition, finding that the landlord had failed to show any real damages. The appellate court upheld the ruling.


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