My question involves defamation in the state of: Ca. or Wa. (I'm not sure if it's the state it occurred in (Ca.) or the state the other user is in (Wa.)
I've been trolled by a few people, most of whom are in the state of Washington. I've had false accusations and even my posts changed to state I do strange sexual acts. Now, I don't really care about being trolled; everything's using screennames, so it's no big deal to me personally. However, I would like to remind them that my screenname does hold some value of a reputation and I may sue them for slander.
- Can a screenname hold a reputation on the internet?
- If I were to sue them, how difficult would it be for me to get their personal info such as their real names, addresses and such?
- How much time and effort would that take?
- How often do people sue over online trolling and the like?