Thursday, 21 October 2010

Google must name YouTube cyber bullies

A US court has ordered Google to reveal the identities of anonymous YouTube users who posted unauthorised videos of a business consultant with offensive comments about her.

The company, which owns YouTube, has two weeks to provide Carla Franklin with the users' identities and contact information.

Franklin said she hoped her case would help others with similar problems. "The internet cannot become a safe haven for harassers and stalkers," she said in an email after Tuesday's ruling.

Google declined to comment, saying it did not discuss individual cases to protect users' privacy. Read more

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