It was brought to my attention last week that Elizabeth Port had lost her blogger’s anonymity due to a court order calling for google to give out her identity in response to a defamation lawsuit. The root of this lawsuit was from blog posts Port wrote about on of her acquaintances whom she had called a whore in several posts. Well, it took google pressure from a New York City judge to break their privacy agreement but wordpress does not.
You see WordPress.com will simply give out your IP address and relevant info if they get threatened by a “big and scary” corporation into doing so on grounds of loose defamation suits or related lawsuits. From there the corporations will figure out who you are. I would know as a victim of corporate bullying and from WordPress.com’s spinelessness.