Internet law keeps evolving, although it seems to have a tough time keeping up with technology which also keeps mutating.
A recent stand taken in the UK is that "trolls" - that is, those anonymous posters of comments which could be ruled as breaking the law - must be unmasked. In August, a London court ruled, reports BLOOMBERG, that the site on which the comments were posted had to disclose the details about the posters. That site was not a rogue blog. It was the established MoneySavingExpert which has 5 million readers.
The rub, of course, is that there is ambiguity about what kind of commentary crosses the line from opining to breaking the law. However, the alert on the Internet should be getting the message that the days of the web as the wild west are ending. The town has now sworn in deputies.