Robert Galbraith Outed as JK Rowling; Author’s Legal Recourse Relied on Digital Evidence

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What does author JK Rowling have to do with computer forensics? The Harry Potter author relied on computer forensic evidence to make a case against a user who publicly outed her pseudonym on Twitter. Rowling, writing as Robert Galbraith, opted for a pen name for crime novel The Cuckoo’s Calling to “work without hype or expectation and to receive totally unvarnished feedback,” according to NPR. Users outed Galbraith’s true identity three months after the novel’s publication.

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Admissible digital evidence played a large role in Rowling’s case against lawyer Chris Gossage of Russell Solicitors and his friend, Judith Callegari. Computer forensics investigators cited Callegari’s tweets, one explicitly revealing that JK Rowling wa Continue reading