Friday, January 18


# Attorneys for a convicted murderer said in court Wednesday that they want the IP addresses of everyone who accessed the web site of the newspaper... to see if any of the jurors who convicted her violated a court order not to read about the case.

# "Last month, an investigator at Kansas University delivered a search warrant to the Lawrence Journal-World, a highly regarded newspaper in Lawrence, Kansas, demanding access to their computer servers in order to get information about the identity of a user who had posted comments on the paper's website. The warrant, which appears to violate the federal Privacy Protection Act, raises serious concerns about governmental overreaching and highlights the need for adequate procedural protections for anonymous online speech." [Ardia]

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