Friday, December 8, 2017
Eric Goldman, Santa Clara University School of Law, has published Who Cyber-Attacked Ken Zeran, and Why? at Law.com (2017). Here is the abstract.
In 1995, Ken Zeran was the victim of a vicious and anonymous online impersonation attack on America Online (AOL). The Fourth Circuit held that 47 USC 230 precluded Zeran's lawsuit against AOL -- a ruling that has emerged as one of the most important Internet Law rulings of all time. By mining Ken Zeran's deposition transcription, this essay explores one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in Internet law: who attacked Ken Zeran, and why?
Download the essay from SSRN at the link.