A UK High Court ruled this week that a blogger, who is a member of the UK police force was not entitled to maintain his anonymity and that The Times newspaper could name him. The judgement has worried other UK bloggers who post using online names and keep their real identities hidden. The blogger in this case protested that his remaining anonymous helped the public good because it allowed him to post content that otherwise not have been made public. I can see the benefit of that but I also believe that bloggers who post hurtful and defamatory comments about other people should not be allowed to continue posting what they like, behind an untraceable screen name. There was a blog in my home town a few years ago that posted extremely offensive comments about local business and political figures. These comments could never have appeared in a local newspaper, without resulting in a court action against the publication. However, the blogger was able to do it because his / her true identity was never revealed. So what do you think, should bloggers have an automatic right to remain anonymous?