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 Steinbuch v. Cutler

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 lawsuit (Steinbuch 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 posted a link to defendant’s blog, whereupon it was circulated to a wide audience.




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