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Ball point pen on the morning newsprint

As bloggers and twitterers become increasingly popular, many have warned about unregulated content in the web 2.0 world. Now a case against a Pacific Northwest blogger in the New Jersey courts might test the boundaries of free speech on the internet.
Shellee Hale maintains four blogs and has been writing about internet safety for five years. According to court papers, she also has a private investigator's license. When Hale posted on a message board frequented by those in the pornography biz, that a New Jersey web firm had a security breach giving hackers access to names and addresses of account holders, the company took legal action. While they admitted there was a security breach, they say that no customer information was leaked and they're suing for slander. Hale is now seeking protection as a journalist from disclosing her sources.
Stay tuned bloggers.

7 Comments
  1. dan
    April 23, 2009 -

    Great pic, I'd like to leave more of a comment but I'm afraid

  2. April 23, 2009 -

    Wise move Dan. I wouldn't be surprised if there was litigation already in the works for some of the comments you've posted here.

  3. dan
    April 23, 2009 -

    I'm just glad we don't have to worry about that on thurs nights, I'd really be in trouble.

  4. April 23, 2009 -

    No comment.

  5. Anonymous
    April 23, 2009 -

    Interesting! I hadn't read that story. Fascinating, eh? Great portrait of her from that photo.

  6. April 23, 2009 -

    Thanks Anonymous.

  7. May 6, 2009 -

    I love the picture you drew of me and if it was at all possible I would love to have one... can you let me know! Thank you for even reading my story and for the effort you took to draw me.