Federal Judge Rules That Amazon Must Unmask Negative Reviewers

Episode 1100 (04:49)

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Ubervita, a nutritional supplement firm, said that they want to know who's publishing negative reviews on Amazon.com of their products. The judge said Ubervita can issue subpoenas to Amazon and Craigslist to get user identities. US District Judge Marsha Pechman wrote on Wednesday: "Ubervita may serve subpoenas on Amazon, Inc. (or other appropriate Amazon entity) and Craiglist, Inc. (or other Craigslist entity) intended to learn the John Doe defendants’ identities, including their names, addresses, telephone numbers, e-mail addresses, IP addresses, Web hosts, credit card information, bank account information, and any other identifying information."

Judge orders unmasking of Amazon.com “negative” reviewers (ArsTechnica)…
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/07/judge-orders-unmasking-of-amazon-com-negative-reviewers/