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Anonymous Web commenters win court protection

Rest assured, dear readers, your anonymous comments will remain anonymous. In a precedent-setting case last week, a district court judge ruled that the Billings Gazette, in Montana, did not have to disclose the identities of its online commenters. The judge found that the state law which protects reporters from revealing their sources, also protects the newspaper from disclosing the names of those who comment beneath online stories.