Monday, February 3, 2014

Guys like Marc Randazza who Use the Courts to intimidate ordinary people who just want to speak honestly on the internet ARE the Greatest Threat to Free Speech.

"Defense attorneys say the number of these lawsuits—formally filed or merely threatened in cease-and-desist letters—is on the rise. Precise figures are hard to get, because many have their intended effect of frightening consumers into erasing their criticism before a suit can go forward. Lacking the resources to fight back, subjects often simply give up.

“The greatest threat to free expression in America is no longer the government,” says Marc Randazza, an online-free-speech defense lawyer. “It’s corporations and wealthy plaintiffs using the courts to intimidate ordinary people who just want to speak honestly on the internet.”

Source of Marc Randazza Quote
http://www.washingtonian.com/articles/people/paul-levy-the-web-bullys-worst-enemy/