Internet Defamation Removal Attorneys

Internet Defamation Removal Attorneys

A Blog Focused on Strategies for Deleting Damaging Online Content

Tag Archives: Internet Service Providers

Subpoenas, Court Orders and the ‘Cable Privacy Act’: Identifying Anonymous Online Posters

Posted in Identify Anonymous Defamers, Internet Defamation General, Other Internet Law Issues
We have written about subpoenaing internet service providers (ISPs) for identifying information relating to internet protocol (IP) addresses used by their subscribers.  In that post, we mentioned that securing identifying information from cable operator ISPs generally requires obtaining a court order authorizing disclosure of the subscriber information. To briefly illustrate, say a party serves a… Continue Reading

Utilizing IP Addresses to Subpoena Internet Service Providers (ISPs)

Posted in Identify Anonymous Defamers, Internet Defamation General
The majority of online defamation is posted anonymously or pseudonymously. Thus, many cases require issuing subpoenas—including to internet service providers (ISPs)—to identify the unknown posters. This process often involves obtaining internet protocol (IP) addresses from an entity, in response to an initial subpoena; determining the ISPs that own the respective IP addresses produced by the subpoenaed entity; and… Continue Reading

How to Remove a Defamatory Instagram Post

Posted in Apps, Defamation Removal, Identify Anonymous Defamers, Instagram
Although visual in nature, people are not immune from defamation on the popular photo-sharing app Instagram.  In fact, in 2014 – merits of the respective claims aside – rappers 50 Cent and The Game were each sued in unrelated matters for allegedly tarnishing others’ reputations through Instagram posts.  Instagram – the ninth-most popular app in the… Continue Reading

Subpoenas, Forensic Exams and Cyber Investigation: How to Identify Anonymous or Unknown Internet Posters

Posted in Identify Anonymous Defamers, Internet Defamation General
It is no secret that people are more comfortable publishing harmful statements on the internet when their identities are unknown.  As such, the sources of internet defamation and other online reputation attacks typically publish damaging content anonymously or pseudonymously.  Therefore, pursuing an attacker in an internet defamation case often involves unmasking someone’s identity.  This can… Continue Reading

White Paper (PDF): Subpoena Guide for Identifying Anonymous Internet Posters

Posted in Identify Anonymous Defamers, White Papers
Online reputation attacks have become one of the easiest and most impactful ways for persons to damage businesses and individuals.  These attacks, such as defamatory online reviews, can originate from many sources and on various platforms.  Such internet attacks are frequently carried out anonymously, through the use of pseudonyms or other means of concealing one’s identity. Internet… Continue Reading

How to Deal with Potential #Defamation on Twitter

Posted in Defamation Removal, Identify Anonymous Defamers, Twitter
In January, a jury ruled in favor of Courtney Love in a libel case concerning a tweet, brought by Love’s former attorney. This was believed to be the first U.S. trial concerning potential defamation on Twitter. While the plaintiff in the so-called “Twibel” case did not collect damages, and we have yet to see how… Continue Reading

Internet Defamation Removal and the Known Defamer: How Knowing the Identity of a Defamer Changes the Court Order Technique

Posted in Defamation Removal, Internet Defamation General
Online defamation can significantly harm the reputation of a business or individual, especially when it ranks highly in search engine results. In general, accuracy is irrelevant to search engines.  Search results are typically organized by relevancy and not quality. Thus, false information can spread just as easily, and rank as highly as (or even higher than certain) legitimate complaints… Continue Reading