libel in Korea for assuming identity, suit in US against message board john doe’s

Korean prosecutors have charged a man with libel for posting indecent writings on the Internet using another person’s identity. From the Korea Herald

Appliance manufacturer Applica is seeking to stop five anonymous users, which Applica believes are current or past employees, from posting on a message board at Yahoo Finance. The suit, filed in Broward Circuit Court, claims the posters violated company policy prohibiting employees from participating on Internet message boards and chat rooms relating to the company. (One of the "John Doe’s" in the case has since posted saying he’s cancelling his Yahoo account and denying allegations that he’s an employee.

Article originally published by The Miami Herald (registration req’d):

re-posted on the Yahoo Finance APN message board (no registration req’d):

(I was originally alerted to these articles by BNA’s Electronic Commerce & Law Report)