According to the U.S. District Court for the
District of Columbia, a blogger that boosted the notoriety of a lesser know blog
by linking to the blog may be added as a defendant in an invasion of privacy
v. Cutler, D.D.C., No. 05-0970, 10/30/06).
In May 2004, defendant Jessica Cutler was working
as a staff assistant to United States Senator Mike DeWine. On May 5, 2004, she
created a blog, entitled “Washingtonienne.” Over the next twelve days, the
defendant wrote in the blog about her social and sexual activities with various
men, including plaintiff Robert Steinbuch. On May 18, 2004, the website written
by Ana Marie Cox and known as “Wonkette” (and available at www.wonkette.com)
posted a link to defendant’s blog, whereupon it was circulated to a wide
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