Winemaker Sues Anonymous Commenters on Wine Blog

Last week I received notice from Google that K Vintners and its winemaker Charles Smith are suing some people who commented anonymously on my site.

I am not named as a party in the lawsuit. But if you are one of my readers, you might be.

This post is a courtesy to you. Google received a subpoena demanding that it provide the Internet protocol addresses of the people who made the comments.

Google Legal Support wrote to me, “To comply with the law, unless you provide us with a copy of a filed motion to quash the subpoena (or other formal objection filed in court) via email at legal-support@google.com no later than 5pm Pacific Time on October 11, 2010, Google may provide responsive documents on this date.”

I cannot provide legal advice. If you are one of the commenters in question, you may want to consult an attorney.


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