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Court Orders Three H-1B Sites Disabled

Postby sunnyd » Tue Dec 29, 2009 8:25 am

Story : http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9142806/Court_orders_three_H_1B_sites_dis

A New Jersey judge has ordered the shutdown of three H-1B opposition Web sites and seeks information about the identity of anonymous posters.

On Dec. 23, Middlesex County Superior Court Judge James Hurley ordered firms that register domains and provide hosting services - GoDaddy Inc., Network Solutions, Comcast Cable Communications Inc. and DiscountASP.Net, to disable the three sites, ITgrunt.com, Endh1b.com, and Guestworkerfraud.com. Facebook Inc. was also ordered to disable ITgrunt's Facebook page.



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Re: Court Orders Three H-1B Sites Disabled

Postby tiny4eva » Tue Dec 29, 2009 11:09 am

This is so wrong on so many levels. a company has filed in a court that it could be hurt by these sites and they are removed instantly from the Internet. Goody bye Godaddy for many i bet, i mean Christ stand up for your customers, demand an appeal for them and then take the site down if you loose again. I bet what your seeing here is one of them new laws that has come out over their thats suppose to stop terrorists. But is infact breaching YOUR human rights instead. Shocking this story, really shocking.
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Re: Court Orders Three H-1B Sites Disabled

Postby MrFredPFL » Tue Dec 29, 2009 1:13 pm

ovbiously, we don't know all the details here. but i don't see godaddy as being the bad guy in this. the new jersey judge, on the other hand...
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Re: Court Orders Three H-1B Sites Disabled

Postby zbeast » Tue Dec 29, 2009 3:02 pm

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Re: Court Orders Three H-1B Sites Disabled

Postby sunnyd » Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:49 am

Also another article...

H1B Spat Unites Activists, Xenophobes Against Common Enemy

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2009/12/h1b-spat-unites-activists-xenophobes-against-common-enemy.ars

A New Jersey judge has ordered offline two anti-H1B sites that posted comments from H1B workers warning other Indians to stay away from the alleged IT sweatshop. ATG claims the posts were defamatory, but activists and workers say they give a glimpse into the way things really work.
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Re: Court Orders Three H-1B Sites Disabled

Postby sunnyd » Sun Jan 10, 2010 6:08 pm

Order To Shut Down Websites Critical Of Apex Technology Group Is Dangerous And Wrong

http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2010/01/order-shut-down-websites-critical-apex-technology-

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This order dangerously overreaches. By restricting access to entire websites, it places a prior restraint on all of the speech on the websites, even if that speech is unrelated to Apex or Mr. Dharayan. Imagine if a court could order Amazon.com or Yelp.com shut down because of a disparaging review of a single product.

Prior restraints are improper in cases such as this due to the obvious First Amendment problems they pose. Courts limit such injunction to the rare circumstances when (1) the activity to be restrained poses either a clear and present danger or a serious and imminent threat to a protected competing interest, (2) the order is narrowly drawn and (3) less restrictive alternatives are not available. Instead, damages are the preferred sanction for defamatory speech. Here, Apex says it is not even seeking damages. And even if Apex had a valid defamation claim, the wholesale shutdown of a website is not a narrow remedy for a few allegedly defamatory postings.
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