From: Skeptical Software tools
Seems to be one of those days for news of legal action affecting skeptic bloggers. First, a South African company named Solal is suing blogger Kevin Charleston for R350,000 ($40,000 US) over an article in which he reveals that “Health Intelligence Magazine” is a thinly disguised piece of marketing material for the company. And that’s not the only lawsuit today, read on…
In another legal action breaking today Zenyth Pharmaceuticals, makers of a quack colon cleansing product called ColonHelp, have threatened a Romanian blogger who criticized it. They are suing WordPress where his blog (and this blog) are hosted for €100,000 ($129,000 US). This is always something to think about when setting up a skeptic website – will your hosting company back you up on free speech issues?
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