Bryant writes "I run a on online "social networking" community. All that is required for people to register is an email address. Recently, someone has emailed me saying that someone is using her name on my community, and she asked me to remove the user's account. I don't want to be in the business of censorship in this community. So, I told her that I do not want to remove the user's account. I stated that it in theory could be another person who has the same name as her, e.g. John Smith. She replied saying that she is sure this person is maliciously using this account against her. And now she is threatening legal action. Does anyone know what the proper laws dictate in this instance? I certainly don't want to get involved in a legal matter, but I don't want to compromise my own morals on free speech either."