UK Thug Uses US DMCA Takedown Notice to Suppress Information about Him

Who would have thought that having a webhost in the USA rather than the UK would actually come with a free speech disadvantage?

For an explanation as to why this blog disappeared for a few hours, and why the entry for 27 September 2012 is now missing, please see reports at BoingBoing and TorrentFreak.

5 Responses

  1. I clicked on the link NOT expecting to find what I saw!

    I think there could be a book come out at the end of the ding dong between yourself and Charlie!

    • Just so long as it’s not a self-published ebook.

      Of course, I know you’re firmly on the fence, but the principle of this particular “ding dong” should also be of concern to you – one of these days one of those Islamic extremists you’ve quoted on your site might just pull the same stunt.

  2. Excuse me while I distribute those screenshots of Flowers’ facebook posts to everyone I know.

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