Monday, January 7, 2013

Report Chilling Effects - STOP the Suppression of Free Speech

"  Protest, Parody and Criticism Sites

Have you recently received a letter that sounds something like this?
Re: Infringement of XXX, Inc.'s Intellectual Property Rights
This firm represents XXX,Inc. It has come to XXX's attention that you have registered and been using the domain name XXXSUCKS.COM. Your activities constitute trademark infringement and unfair competition under Federal and State law and may be in violation of the recently enacted Anticybersquatting statute and ICANN's Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy. XXX.Inc will not tolerate attempts to trade off its excellent reputation. We hereby demand that you (1) immediately deactivate (remove name service from) all hosts in the XXXSUCKS.COM domain, and (2) agree to transfer the domain to XXX,Inc. Should you fail to do so, XXX,Inc. will take the additional measures it deems appropriate to protect its valuable trademark rights.

Even though the Constitution guarantees freedom of expression, trademark and copyright owners have rights, that may or may not be violated by the name or content of a web site you have dedicated to protest, criticism or parody. If you violate these rights, there are a number of court actions that can be brought against you in federal and/or state court. In addition, a trademark owner can file for a quick administrative proceeding to take away your domain name, in order to deprive you of the ability to easily direct Internet users to your site. This administrative proceeding involves the UDRP.

That’s the bad news. The good news is that the cease and desist letter sent to you probably makes things sound worse than they are. Although the cease and desist letter, as above, ordinarily tells you of an impressive number of separate laws that you have violated, a number of the supposed violations are talking about pretty much the same kind of thing. If you have a good defense that goes to the core of the threatened actions against you, that defense may protect you against most or all of the legal and administrative threats.

This Topic will describe the typical legal and administrative actions with which writers who engage in protest, criticism and parody on the Internet are threatened. There is a lot of overlap in the legal issues in an attack on protest, criticism and parody sites, but there also may be some differences in the attack. For this reason, the Topic will separated the cease and desist letters and FAQ’S directed at protest and criticism from those directed at parody and satire. Pay particular attention to the FAQ’S concerning the UDRP, as many trademark owners choose that quick and inexpensive route to take away a domain name. The trademark holder may be able to accomplish what it desires by the simple act of taking away a domain name and with it the easy access to your site by interested parties.

For more information, see the Frequently Asked Questions about Protest, Parody and Criticism Sites."

Source of Post

Liberty Media, John C. Malone Sued by Investigative Blogger Crystal L. Cox over iViewIt Technology Infringement and Extreme Harassment and Free Speech Suppression, in State of Nevada Case 2:12-cv-02040-GMN-PAL

Liberty Media Holdings and John C. Malone Sued over iViewit Technology Infringement in State of Nevada Case 2:12-cv-02040-GMN-PAL. Liberty Media Holdings and John C. Malone Sued in connection to Gang Stalkings, Criminal and Civil Conspiracy in connection with a ring of Lawyers who stalk, harass, threaten and intimidate whistle blowers, investigative bloggers, and industry insiders who are exposing the FACT that Liberty Media Holdings and John C. Malone is using the iViewIt Technology and has for over a Decade, with no license in place, and no rights to the Inventors of the iViewit Video Technology.

More information Regarding iViewit Technology and Liberty Media Connected Companies Infringement on the iViewit Video Technology.

Liberty Media Holdings and John C. Malone is being Sued by Investigative Blogger Crystal L. Cox  in State of Nevada Case 2:12-cv-02040-GMN-PAL, over conspiring to silence her investigative reporting regarding iViewit Technology Infringement.

Liberty Media Holdings and John C. Malone is being Sued by Investigative Blogger Crystal L. Cox  in State of Nevada Case 2:12-cv-02040-GMN-PAL, regarding a gang stalking including bloggers, reporters, attorneys and big media in intimidation of Industry Insider Monica Foster, and in connection to severe harassment, intimidation and duress placed on  Investigative Blogger Crystal L. Cox in order to STOP the flow of information, suppress free speech and shut down thousands of blog posts placed over 4 years in regard to the FACT that Liberty Media Companies use the  iViewit Video Technology, without a license from Inventor Eliot Bernstein and the iViewit Company.

Lots more Coming Soon Regarding Liberty Media Holdings companies and John C. Malone Companies infringing on the iViewit Technology and the attorneys who conspire to keep the biggest technology theft in the world a secret.  These attorneys, bloggers, Forbes Journalists, New York Times Journalists, Lawyers with Blogs, and more are conspiring to commit fraud on the courts as they post on their blogs, each others blogs then submit this information to the courts as legal commentary and use this to steal intellectual property, to copyright troll, to suppress free speech, to pressure insiders to suicide, to stalk industry whistle blowers homes and to threaten, ruin, and intimidate those who dare to speak out and expose them.