Online slander and defamation can seriously affect your image, your private life and/or your business.
Emails, mailing lists, blogs, web sites, portable telephones (SMS, MMS, bluetooth..), forums etc can be diversely and efficiently used to seed and propagate slander and defamatory content.
Some sample business cases of internet defamation:
- False or misleading comments about your business on a website or blog.
- Slanderous content on YouTube and posts on social networking sites, including Twitter, Facebook and MySpace in view of destroyingyour business’s reputation
- Slander and defamation using anonymous accounts in view of destroying yourprofessional career and peace of mind of an executive.
- Ex-wife posting lies about her ex-husband on a blog.
Very often defamatory remarks are posted anonymously.
The first step is to use our computer cop services to unmask the offending cyber-attacker and clearly identify his motivations.
In some cases, a strongly worded letter or pre-litigation negotiations will convince the offender or his provider to remove the defamatory content voluntarily.
In others, a defamation lawsuit may be necessary to unmask the offender, obtain monetary damages, and obtain removal from the internet of the defamatory content.
The defamation lawsuit begins usually with a John Doe lawsuit and using the subpoena power granted by it to force the Internet service provider (ISP) to provide any information it has about the anonymous cyber-attacker posting defamatory remarks.
By carefully sifting through the often complex data they provide, we can piece together the information that leads to the next link in the digital chain, then follow the trail of electronic finger prints until the identity of the poster, his modus operandi is fully revealed and the defamation lawsuit can be filed.