Granted, it takes cash to run sites like these, but they were fine before. The question is, do some of you here want to band together, get whatever is available of slashcode and rebuild this community somewhere else? We can try to make it as it once was, a haven of geeky knowledge and frosty piss, delivered free of charge in a clean community moderated format."
Two men, aged 22 and 24, were arrested on Thursday in London and in Wiltshire, while a 48-year-old man was arrested at his home in Canning Town in London last week on suspicion of inciting racial hatred. The investigation following the match on October 6 was triggered by complaints about tweets that referred to Hitler and the gas chambers.
I guess it goes to show, you'd be stupid to use your real name, or identifying details on Twitter. Perhaps the British should also work on reforming their laws on free speech (or lack there of)."
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erm, he isn't putting any money up - he's sued all those newspapers and made more cash than a nazi war criminal's swiss bank account!
And now, I guess he's spent it all so
Frankly, for the amount of cash he screwed out of the papers, I'd let some fat german chick whip me.
Clumsy wording on my part, I consider spending a buttload of money on a legal case to suppress information that's out in public a sort of indirect use of hush money. I suspect that the option several people have already suggested will have to suffice, provide a message to all users originating searches from French IP blocks. If the French courts think they can compel Google to enact this on a global level, they're dreaming however.
He was engaging in private consensual acts that harmed no one and are nobody elses business. For that he was crucified in British tabloids to the point where he had to battle in courts and in media for months just in order to keep his job. I believe he won the court case and got quite a tidy sum from News of the World and in revenge he helped bankroll the court expenses of claimants in the phone tapping case against the paper which finally killed it. IMHO fair play to him. Going after google is a bit ridiculous though but not as ridiculous as the French law that apparently allowed him to win the case.
I completely agree, he hurt nobody but himself and I agree privacy should be protected. He won his case against that rat infested, mercifully now passed, den of knuckle-dragging imbeciles that was The News of the World and that was the right decision. As a private citizen he can do whatever he likes so long as it doesn't violate the rights of others as far as I'm concerned. There comes a point, however, when the cat's out of the bag and no matter how much money or power you have (or think you have) you're not going to squash it being exposed, especially in a world of near-instant global communication. I think old Max should just embrace it, give it up and realize that it's out there and it's never going away. Maybe if your public image is so precious then make a wise choice and don't engage in such activities or realize that if you do it could get out and ruin you, even if you win your case against whomever leaked evidence of your actions.