The excellent web site for news and commentary about p2p file sharing, p2pnet.net, published by Jon Newton, is being sued for libel by Kazaa. The basis for the suit is some negative commentary about someone at Kazaa by Jon's readers (i.e. not by Jon himself) in the Comments section.
Since p2pnet.net is in Canada, that's where the suit is being brought.
Cases like this are real important. They are a direct attack on freedom of speech. Big corporations with lots of money, using their money to foment frivolous litigation to shut down their critics, cannot be allowed to get away with this type of conduct, or you -- the reader -- will never be able to go anywhere to actually find out the truth.
I urge all of my readers to contribute, via Paypal, to Jon's legal defense fund:
If you'd rather send Jon a check, here's the address:
PO Boxs 1532
British Columbia V0R 2G0
For information of progress of p2pnet ligitation defense fund: http://northcountrynotes.org/newton/
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