(The Hosting News) – On a regular day surfing the internet we all have come across a troll or two. And while sitting there, who hasn’t hoped to confront the faceless instigators? Well that is just what American billionaire Louis Bacon has achieved, reports the Guardian.
London high court ruled on Monday to give permission to Bacon for the purpose of forcing the websites to disclose the identities of the alleged defamers. Bacon intends to ask the publishers behind popular sites Wikipedia, WordPress, and the Denver Post to track down the online commenters who, he claims, had posted libellous statements about him. Outfitted with a Norwich Pharmacal Order, Bacon will serve the websites so that he can go after the individuals responsible for defamation.
However, according to experts, this may be a difficult venture to get the US companies to agree with the UK court order. Wikimedia Foundation and Automattic (A.K.A WordPress) have already stated that they will only comply with a US subpoena for the information being requested.
Bacon succeeded in a similar case just last year against a UK based website, justhost.com. With suits in the US within the last year it does seem that Bacon will have some precedent to propose this case in the US courts.