You will recall that we have discussed a few cases regarding anonymity on the internet. In one, which involved a potential securities scam, the court removed the anonymity from some people that were involved in the alleged scheme.
In another, the court allowed the anonymity of some detractors of The Art of Living Foundation to continue for a while. After publishing the post, we received a call from the attorney for The Art of Living Foundation, who indicated that he thought our post was more even handed than some regarding this subject, but he would like to send us a letter from the president of The Art of Living Foundation explaining their position. We were amenable to that and a copy of that letter follows. We reproduce it without comment nor endorsement. When we asked about the progress of the case, the attorney indicated that he felt the judge would rule in a manner that would allow them to obtain the identity of their detractors in the near future. Any updates from any of the participants would be appreciated.