The article notes that the question of what tests courts should use in deciding whether to reveal the identities of anonymous Internet users is unsettled. Part II of the Article discusses the various tests courts have applied in determining whether the identity of an anonymous Internet user should be revealed—including a good-faith test, a summary judgment standard, and a balancing test. Part III analyzes the merits of each test. Finally, Part IV concludes by recommending the appropriate test courts should use in deciding whether to reveal the identities of anonymous Internet users.
Susanna Moore, The Challenge of Internet Anonymity: Protecting John Doe on the Internet, 26 J. Marshall J. Computer & Info. L. 469 (2009)