Anonymous Posts Of Alleged Trade Secrets: Free Speech?

Law360 (April 23, 2018, 12:06 PM EDT) -- Imagine you are an employer. Someone has anonymously posted your trade secrets or other improper content on Glassdoor, which publishes anonymous employee reviews about employers. While Glassdoor and similar online publishers typically prohibit this, suppose Glassdoor disagrees that the content is improper and will not take it down. What then? Interests collide.

On the one hand, the internet has significantly advanced the cause for the sharing of ideas and free speech. For that reason, Congress has attempted to protect and preserve the vibrant free market that exists on the internet by protecting website publishers, like Glassdoor and Yelp, from liability based...

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