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Website must identify ‘John Doe’ posters, appeals court says (access required)

A Virginia carpet cleaning business may subpoena information on anonymous posters of consumer complaints about the business on Yelp.com, a California-based social networking site. The Court of Appeals of Virginia upheld an Alexandria Circuit Court decision to enforce the subpoena, served on Yelp’s registered agent in Virginia, requesting information on several “John Doe” posters named as defendants ...

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