I chose to blog as Uphilldowndale, I prefer to remain anonymous, I’ve family and friends who visit here and know an awful lot more about me and my world than I would wish to put into cyberspace and there are those who can make a stab at where I live and who I am from my posts and photographs, for me its not a big deal, but I prefer it the way it is. But for many blogger’s to remain anonymous is crucial.
Thousands of blogger’s who operate behind the cloak of anonymity have no right to keep their identities secret, the High Court ruled yesterday.
In a landmark decision, Mr Justice Eady refused to grant an order to protect the anonymity of a police officer who is the author of the NightJack blog.
For the bigger picture, go and read Tom Reynolds, Random Acts of Reality blog. I can’t help but think the press have shot themselves in the foot by pushing this, so that it ended up the courts, just where have the press been looking for the inside story on so many topics? The blogs, not blogs like this, that’s no more than a walk in the country, but the ones that tell it like it is, that give snap shots of society, and all for the sake of a one day scoop, the Times have closed the door to so much more.