Internet Anonymity at Stake ?

“Officer Bubbles” is a Toronto officer who has become famous or infamous through Youtube clips poking fun at his activities during  the protests against the G20 summit.  In the clip cartoon characters including several fictional and real individuals including Santa Claus and President Obama are in prison, and Officer Bubbles is seen talking to, then assaulting a member of the media.   The officer is now suing You Tube, and the cartoon poster who he says are guilty of defamation.  It will be interesting to see if YouTube is compelled to release the name of the poster, and whether Josephs wins the lawsuit. This may affect the presumed anonymity of the Internet.

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