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Anonymously posted comments are a fixture of the Internet. In some cases, however, such postings are alleged to be defamatory. The question that then arises is what must a plaintiff prove to learn the identity of the anonymous poster? Given the historical First Amendment protection for anonymous free speech, two critical issues have surfaced:

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