You know the Video Professor - he's the guy on those infomercials that urges you to buy his computer education programs by trying them for free. The company even encourages consumers to search for reviews online before buying. Problem is, lots of consumers are complaining online that they were mislead as to the "free" part, or are otherwise unhappy with the product. Perhaps in an effort to draw more attention to the negative reviews, the Video Professor has taken to suing the bastards who are saying these bad things.
Do you suppose the Prof. is aware of the Streisand Effect? Or the likelihood of succeeding in stifling anonymous criticism in light of the First Amendment rights involved and other available defenses? In any event, right or wrong, the online world does not like bullies, and the backlash has begun (see below).
On a practical note, these links provide a good tutorial and resources (including forms) for those involved, or considering getting involved, in litigation to identify anonymous internet posters.
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