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The Case of the Tasteless T-Shirts That Created the Internet As We Know It

David Kalat

September 5, 2019

How Trolling and a New Law in the Mid-1990s Changed the Internet

The story of the internet is in no small part a story of trolls—angry, anonymous users exploiting the power of networked resources to cause others harm.

In the 1990s, a troll known as Ken ZZ03 left an indelible mark, and a resulting lawsuit is arguably the most important court case in the history of the Information Age. The effects of Ken ZZ03’s actions are still being felt.

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