Anonymity shouldn't pay (even in Sheffield)

Finally anonymity on the Internet is being punished. The Guardian today reports on anonymous Sheffield Wednesday bloggers who are being sued by the club for their abusive comments. This is heartening news. It is only when anonymous bloggers are made legally liable for their views that the Internet will become a civilized medium for responsible adults. I applaud the actions of Sheffield Wednesday football club, its chairman and its board of directors. After more than 100 years of anonymity, the club has finally accomplished something of note.