CEI Podcast for August 25, 2011: Mr. Fuddlesticks

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Mr. Fuddlesticks is an anonymous YouTube user who posted embarrassing videos about the Renton, Washington, police department. They convinced a judge to let them request Mr. Fuddlesticks’ personal information from Google, YouTube’s parent company. While the charges were eventually dropped, Research Associate Nicole Ciandella thinks this highlights a major problem in applying telephone-era laws to the Internet era.