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  •  So does this apply to Daily Kos? (2+ / 0-)
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    lightfoot, kyril

    Just askin'
    (Don't wrassle with pigs, you'll get all muddy and the pigs like it)
     According to the wikileaks page

    The order also enjoins every person who has heard about the order from from even linking to the documents.

     As DKos servers are in the same area/jurisdiction, it would seem that dkos would be a problem for these people too, Heh. We get tons more traffic than wikileaks does...this hasn't helped the bank's cause....
      Here we are advocating how to get around the injunction and go directly to the address without the Domain lookup site...to get to the (previously sealed, right?) documents.
      If I were the lawyers for that Bank I would love to get all up in Marcos' grill...billable hours baby.
      (Considering they now have successfully splattered their bank's "Good" name around the left wing blogosphere better than any ad casmpaign could have...good work boys.)

    •  So What If It Does? (5+ / 0-)
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      rincewind, Valtin, KenBee, lightfoot, brein

      As I posted in "Breaking the Law", it probably does apply to my post, and anywhere else it's mentioned, which could put the DKos servers "at risk", especially if they're in N CA (which is where Kos lives, and where many Web servers live). Especially if Kos knows about the order.

      But so what? Let them try. I'd love to see this case take on DKos in court on such obviously un-Constitutional grounds. And while they're at it, also take on Slashdot, Wikipedia and Google, and everyone else publishing the fact that "wikileaks = 88.80.13.160".

      (BTW, the WikiLeaks docs were never "sealed", the only action is this kangaroo court attempt to censor their webserver by attacking a vendor of naming services, itself an action without merit.)

      That kind of Bush-appointed judge ploy might have worked when WikiLinks was some obscure site. But once the streisand effect gets multiplied by some court whack-a-mole on such high-profile moles, the blowback will be a firestorm this case will not survive.

      Bring 'em on.

      "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

      by DocGonzo on Mon Feb 18, 2008 at 02:01:09 PM PST

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      •  Heh, easy big fella.. (1+ / 0-)
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        lightfoot

        Like I said:

        (Considering they now have successfully splattered their bank's "Good" name around the left wing blogosphere better than any ad campaign could have...good work boys.)

          More publicity for the case would be so bad for these people...there's the cost to Kos, which it's not up to me to volunteer, yet I doubt he would back down. (we can safely bet on that...)
          And boy howdy to this…

        But once the streisand effect gets multiplied by some court whack-a-mole on such high-profile moles, the blowback will be a firestorm this case will not survive.

           
         This is a pretty sad story of how these Bank o'Julius Baer bastards harass this guy with private detectives, and chase his kids? Geezus. Defend that Judge White, you prick.

        Thanks doc for your cogent and spirited comments.

        •  Kos is Protected (2+ / 0-)
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          KenBee, lightfoot

          Sorry if it seemed like I was ranting at you, rather than with you. My righteousness addiction sometimes carries me away :).

          DKos is not liable for what its users, who are not answerable to the Daily Kos corp, post, because the DKos corp doesn't moderate the content of posts (even if users can hide them, which doesn't count).

          So DKos is in no danger. But I think the publicity for DKos would be worth whatever DKos would have to pay to defend itself from such an attack. Which wouldn't really be that much, because it's clearly protected, and has already defended itself. The returns, defining DKos as a threat to villains like these (especially since they're so Bush-connected), would be a great windfall.

          "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

          by DocGonzo on Mon Feb 18, 2008 at 03:16:51 PM PST

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