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crossroads Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 07:45 PM
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CENSORSHIP
The following places have met with censorship.

http://www.eff.org/Censorship/Terrorism_militias/antite...

:mad:
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kalian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 07:47 PM
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1. Isn't this just great....
:eyes:

Most of the sites that have been shut down usually write about
the "other side", i.e., muslims and arabs, etc. Most sites criticize
shrub and gang and their policies...

Gee...are we seeing a pattern here? How much longer before places
such as DU are shut down? :shrug:
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SlingBlade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 07:56 PM
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2. I'm a newbee here at DU, And I hope that will not happen.
Its hard to find such a good site with such useful information and intelligent discussions going on.
I feel like a kid in the candy store, So much to choose from.

Censorship by this group has pretty much been accomplished on the local boards I used to use, They just gang up on anyone who would challenge their outlandish charges and blind faith following of this Administration and its policies.

Its great to actually see so many who understand and speak the truth, Its Great. :)
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crossroads Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 08:05 PM
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3. Welcome to DU!
I also found censorship in various degrees of what could be freely discussed on many boards I used to frequent, especially in the last year. That is why I found DU so refreshing! We can't allow it to happen here!!!
:hi:
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 08:12 PM
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5. welcome kiloman
:hi:

be advised tho.. this is a DEMOCRATS website and the mods do censor folks who are for the administration. Another handy site to check out is http://dug.seattleactivist.org / Many of the acronyms we use here are listed
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Unperson 309 Donating Member (836 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:43 PM
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6. Welcome to DU!

I'm still kinda newbish, meself, but welcome and enjoy the company!

BTW, I wonder if they feds have hit Usenet. It'd explain a lot of groups being destroyed by wierd trolls lately.

It's why I came here.

309
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 08:08 PM
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4. Freeperville was on the list
The Bell Tolls for FreeRepublic.com
The 9th District Circuit Court of Appeals, San Francisco, will convene to hear oral arguments in re: Washington Post and Los Angeles Times v. FreeRepublic.com LLC, in what is perhaps the most important 1st amendment case of the new millennium. At issue is the propensity of FreeRepublic.com and its owner, Jim Robinson, to allow the posting of whole-length articles from news organizations nationwide a policy the Post and Times, respectively, assert infringe upon the intellectual property rights of both the news corporations and of individual writers, LewRockwell.com, February 5, 2002
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Betty The Younger Donating Member (63 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:08 PM
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7. Hello, I went looking on the net to see what happened with the lawsuit
And found this dribble from FR's lawyer (I guess it was before the judge), how funny. They are such liars! BTW, does anyone know how the lawsuit went? They're still on line so whats up?

"Mr. Robinson's defense rests on his claim that Free Republic operates under "Fair Use" provisions of the copyright law, as an educational resource. Attorney Brian Buckley, for FreeRepublic.com, offered to a lower court that, "The political views expressed by the majority of participants are congruent with the goal of rooting out corruption in government, though no censorship is made and all views are permitted." (Emphasis added)

Further, Mr. Buckley presented to the U.S. District Court, Central District of California:

"Defendant Free Republic (freerepublic.com) is a not-for-profit politically-conservative internet web site begun as a hobby by defendant Jim Robinson ("Robinson"), a disabled wheel-chair bound victim of Muscular Dystrophy. Free Republic is a "bulletin board" type of internet site which allows visitors to the site to "post" articles and commentary to the site which can be read and commented upon by other visitors to the site. Robinson created Free Republic in 1996 out of shear frustration. He was dissatisfied with the current Presidential administration (the "Clinton Administration") and with the "mainstream" media coverage of its policies and activities. Robinson was frustrated with the inability on other internet sites and alternative forums to engage in a completely free and open discussion of news and politics especially by dissenters to the current Presidential Administration's policies and activities and dissenters to the "mainstream" media coverage of same. Before creating Free Republic, Robinson frequented other internet discussion sites and was frustrated by their censorship and restrictions on free statement of ideas.

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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 08:32 AM
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8. Hi Betty The Younger!!
Welcome to DU!! :toast:
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ClassWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 08:41 AM
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9. Welcome to DU kiloman, Unperson 309, Betty the Younger...
n/t
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