The first section of the article examines the history of cyberSLAPP (Strategic Litigation Against Public Participation) suits. The second section looks at the conflicting goals of anonymity and accountability. The third section discusses how existing law does not adequately protection the people whose names are being subpoenaed. The final section proposes an amendment to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act.
Shaun B. Spencer, Cyberslapp Suits and John Doe Subpoenas: Balancing Anonymity and Accountability in Cyberspace, 19 J. Marshall J. Computer & Info. L. 493 (2001)