California Law Protects The Anonymity Of Internet Users Due To Constitutional Issues

In Pre-Paid Legal Services Inc. v. John Doe, the court upheld the anonymity of eight users who had anonymously posted messages that were critical of Pre-Paid Legal Services. The court denied the subpoena that sought to disclose the identities of these individuals based on First Amendment grounds.

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What is the history of cyberlibel?
Who are the parties and what are the facts of this case?
What did the court determine?
Was there any supporters of this ruling?
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