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+ - Legal Threat Demands Techdirt Shut Down-> 1 1

An anonymous reader writes: Earlier this month, the US approved a new law to fight against so-called "libel tourism," the practice of suing US companies in foreign jurisdictions (quite frequently, the UK) which do not have the same level of free speech protections. The new law, the SPEECH Act, may now get put to the test, as lawyers for a guy named Jeffrey Morris in the UK, who was upset about some comments on a 2004 blog post on Techdirt, have demanded the entire site shut down due to those unidentified comments.
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