"When I was a small boy in Kansas, a friend of mine and I went fishing. . . . I told him I wanted to be a real Major League baseball player, a genuine professional like Honus Wagner. My friend said that he'd like to be President of the United States. Neither of us got our wish."
by Dwight David Eisenhower, 34th President of the United States
False Claims Act Public Disclosure
In United States ex rel. UNITE HERE v. Cintas Corp., 2007 WL 4557788 (N.D.Cal., Dec. 21, 2007), the district court (Hon. Phyllis J. Hamilton) stated in dicta that an internet posting on a government website was equivalent to "news media".
I just finished a teleseminar on blogging issues in the workplace, and in getting prepared, came across an article that I thought, in fairness, I should share with those of you who wish to anonymously blog and make it as difficult as possible for anyone to determine your identity. Ethan Zuckerman has an article entitled A Technical Guide to Anonymous Blogging dated April 13, 2005 which can be found at www.globalvoicesonline.org/?p=125.
Company Blogging Policy
Let me share with you a checklist, not necessarily exhaustive, of what ought to be included in an employer's electronic usage policies.