Loss of anonymity irreparably harms speakers and discourages other speakers from exercising their own anonymous speech
rights," EFF attorney Frederic B.
Those who do not like anonymous speech
are free to ignore it, criticize it, or request that the speakers reveal their identities and expenditures.
has a vaunted place in the establishment of the United States Constitution.
At the same time, you can't ban anonymous speech
until people feel very confident that they can hold any point of view they want.
The constitutional protection of anonymous speakers should be the primary doctrinal focus in cases of anonymous speech
country, recognizing that in early American history, anonymous speech
protection for a wide range of anonymous speech
online, using a
overregulation of the anonymous speech
rights of a distrusted minority.
Supreme Court has held that anonymous speech
is protected by the First Amendment from government interference.
Approaches to cybersecurity that would eliminate pseudonymous and anonymous speech
online would put privacy at risk, chill free expression and erode the Internet's essential openness," Nojeim asserted in a May 2009 congressional testimony.
the basic premises of traditional anonymous speech
The Supreme Court has recognized that anonymous speech
"is an aspect of the freedom of speech protected by the First Amendment," (82) though the protection is by no means absolute, and states may mandate disclosure where the dangers of fraudulent or criminal behavior are particularly high.
REED: ANONYMOUS SPEECH
VERSUS LAWMAKING IN PRACTICE
Internet permits and encourages anonymous speech
, which can have harmful
Anonymity isn't anathema to American democracy; in fact, anonymous speech
is exactly what the framers of the First Amendment had in mind.