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anonymous

adjective authorless, bearing no name, having no acknowledged name, incognito, innominate, nameless, of unknown authorship, secret, sine nomine, unclaimed, unidentified, unnamed, unsigned, unspecified, without a name, without the name of the author
Associated concepts: anonymous donor
See also: unspecified

ANONYMOUS. Without name. This word is applied to such.books, letters or papers, which are published without the author's name. No man is bound to publish his name in connexion with a book or paper he has published; but if the publication is libellous, he is equally responsible as if his name were published.

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The law on anonymity does need to be reviewed and fairness does need to play a far greater role in these cases.
8220;In short, when anonymity was removed, civility prevailed,” he said.
Online anonymity awards a licence to kill to every vicious little loser; anonymity creates the toxic climate that drives a child like 14-year-old Hannah Smith to suicide.
Earlier this year Maura McGowan QC, chairman of the Bar Council of England and Wales, told BBC Radio 5 live: "Until they have been proven to have done something as awful as this, there is a strong argument in cases of this sort - because they carry such stigma with them - to maintain the defendant's anonymity.
Richard Spearman QC for NGN said an order lifting anonymity was made on February 1st but that Giggs had continued to insist on not being named.
Similarly she has Anonymity moving from charming and caring to being lost, determined, petulant .
Supreme Court has ruled that the First Amendment does not apply to public employees who point out the mistakes of their superiors, and people can lose their jobs for making statements that somebody might construe as "disrespectful," real people with serious opinions need anonymity to exercise their most basic democratic rights: to dissent, to criticize, to advocate and to debate controversies.
The theoretical model of GSS (Dennis et al,, 1988) describes several variables that affect group process and outcome, among them are GSS anonymity and group member status.
Everyone was surprised with the Justice Ministry spokesman's suggestion to lift the right to anonymity for people who register their views on blogs, which effectively will restrict the freedom of expression and democratic principles that are established through the use of the internet," said Committee Chairman, DISY's Ionas Nicolaou.
James Bulger killer Jon Venables could be murdered by vengeful vigilantes if his new identity is revealed, the judge who granted his anonymity has warned.
Only at the end of any such sentence should consideration then be given to renewing his anonymity, depending on the circumstances prevailing at that time.
ELDERLY victims of crime may get anonymity in court as part of a wide-ranging bid to boost confidence in the criminal justice system.