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[ga] Court victory against Censorship- Court Rules Website Doesn't Have To Remove Defamatory Comments

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  • Subject: [ga] Court victory against Censorship- Court Rules Website Doesn't Have To Remove Defamatory Comments
  • From: "Jeffrey A. Williams" <jwkckid1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 30 Dec 2010 11:53:43 -0600 (GMT-06:00)


  Looking good at the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals that
content Censorship is not tolerated.  Glad to see that
ripoffreport.com stood their ground on principal as our
founding fathers intended, instead of political correctness
or 1st amendment revisionist history through Supreme court
self-setting-president sense Re:Everson 1947.  So let's see
if this is appealed to the Supreme Court what they will do
with it?  
"In the case of Blockowicz v. Williams, The US Seventh
Circuit Court of Appeals refused to force http://www.ripoffreport.com/
Ripoff Report to remove allegedly defamatory comments posted by a 
user. The Ripoff Report has a well-publicized no-takedown policy, 
even if the author wants to remove his/her post, so the Ripoff Report refused. 
The Blockowiczs then claimed that the Ripoff Report 
violated FRCP 65(d) because the Ripoff Report was 'in active concert 
or participation' with the initial posters by 
refusing the injunction's removal order. The district court 
(and the Court of Appeals) disagreed with the Blockowiczs. Absent the 
'active concert or participation,' the website was outside the court's control. 
 Ripoff Report has  
released a statement concerning this case: 'In keeping with our core 
mission of protecting speech to the fullest extent of the law, we 
decided that it was not just our right but also our duty to ask 
questions and dig deeper before we could comply with such an order. 
Other sites claim they support free speech, but when the going gets 
rough, they will usually protect their bottom line rather than the
Constitutional rights and freedoms this country was founded upon. Unlike
other sites, even when the speech involved is harsh or negative and even
if our position sometimes generates negative press for us, we think that
the First Amendment requires us to put our principles before our
pocketbook and fight against censorship.'"

Kindest regards,
Jeffrey A. Williams
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   Abraham Lincoln

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often the accident of glory" - Theodore Roosevelt

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depends upon whether B is less than L multiplied by
P: i.e., whether B is less than PL."
United States v. Carroll Towing  (159 F.2d 169 [2d Cir. 1947]
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