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    Skank blogger to sue after identity revealed by google

    'Skank' blogger to sue Google after identity revealed

    Rosemary Port, a blogger who called a former Vogue model a "skank", has said she plans to sue Google for $15 million (9.1 million) for allegedly failing to protect her privacy after the company was ordered to reveal her name to a court in New York.



    By Paul Thompson
    Published: 10:45PM BST 24 Aug 2009

    LIskula Cohen sued to have the blogger identified, arguing that the comments on the site were defamatory.


    The 29-year-old fashion student was named as a result of a court case brought by the Canadian-born model Liskula Cohen, 37, who was angry that she had been called a series of offensive names on Miss Port's blog last year and threatened to sue her for defamation.
    Miss Cohen won a landmark court ruling last week when a Manhattan judge said the author of the comments should be unmasked and asked Google, which owns Blogger.com the website that hosted the Skanks of NYC blog, to identify the anonymous author.
    Google maintains that users agree to a privacy policy that allows the company to share personal information if required by a court.
    "This has become a public spectacle and a circus that is not my doing," said Miss Port.
    "Before her suit, there were probably two hits on my website. One from me looking at it, and one from her looking at it.
    "That was before it became a spectacle. I feel my right to privacy has been violated."
    A Manhattan Supreme Court judge forced Google to unmask Miss Port, rejecting Port's claim that blogs "serve as a modern-day forum for conveying personal opinions, including invective and ranting" and should not be regarded as fact.

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    Should rev DF's engine.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyFree
    Should rev DF's engine.....
    later when he has had the blown top gasket replaced..

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    It's getting to where's everyone is sueing the other guy for anything these days it seems.

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    Should rev DF's engine.....
    brrooooooom brroooooom !

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