If you're a blogger, can you be sued for something one of your commenters says? If you use a pseudonym when blogging, can someone get a court order to reveal your identity? The Philadelphia lawyers' chapter of the American Constitution Society will be co-hosting the Tuesday night party. ACS members will be joining us and ACS chapter head Adam Bonin will give a short talk on the law regarding online defamation and when someone can use a lawsuit to out anonymous commenters and bloggers. If you'd like to read about the subject, here are articles from Corporate Counselor and Portfolio magazine, as well as PDFs of court decisions from Philadelphia (even if you aren't a lawyer, you have to read this one, it's hilarious and shockingly profane), Maryland, California, and Connecticut.
Drinking Liberally Center City
6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Triumph Brewing Co.
117 Chestnut St. (between Front and 2nd Streets)
Philadelphia, PA 19106.
Meet at the upstairs bar.
$3 beers, $4 wine, $5 well drinks all night.
Happy hour food specials: $4 pizza app, half-price burgers.
Triumph Brewery is conveniently SEPTA-accessible via the Market-Frankford El (2nd Street station), all the buses that turn around at or near Penn's Landing (12, 17, 21, 33, 42, 48), and a few other buses that pass nearby (5, 25, 47, 57). Driving directions are here.