Civil/Commercial Litigation (Lawsuits)/pseudonym


is it legal to use pseudonyms online like with gmail? or what about a website like swagbucks or or i sign up to alot of coupon stuff if it legal to us a pseudonym for a coupon account?

Hello ed,

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In my view, the common practice of private persons using a pseudonym for their anonymity and privacy is not only completely reasonable, but protected speech under the 1st Amendment.  You may be interested to know that in certain sensitive matters, lawsuits themselves are captioned with a pseudonym of a party, such as the well known Roe v Wade matter.

Certain persons may make contracts or provide services based on rules which the parties may agree require the use of real names, and I suppose that if a party breaks such a contract there might be a suit for breach.

I suggest that you examine your membership agreements and other documents for any provision regarding your concern.

I hope this helps, good luck to you.

Morgan Smith
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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