An anonymous reader writes: Damien Bancal, a welll known security reporter, webmaster of zataz.com, has been condamned by a French court for helping the company Forever living products, to solve a security issu on one of their ftp server. Damien Bancal was told by a reader of the security issue, checked it, then told the company immediatly. The company secure their server, send an email to Damien to thank him. Zataz published the story without publishing the material or reveal the exact method that allowed access. Then Forever living products assigned him to justice. And yesterday a French court decided that Zataz's webmaster was guilty, for introducing himself on the ftp server and diffaming the company. He has to pay 3500 euros to Forever living products, and destroyed all the "evidences". That decision has all the French community of journalists and bloggers raise in protests. But since it's not the first time that Damien Bancal is taken to court by a company he helped, the reporter is considering closing his website.