UPDATED April 30, 2014: PDF of Court Document Posted Below
Harlequin / Ames alleges defamation by commenters?
Dear Barbados Free Press readers,
Here is what we know so far…
Today some anonymous person posted the following as a comment on Barbados Free Press.
IF the posting is for true, then Harlequin, David Ames and Carol Ames served some court papers on Automattic Inc. (otherwise known as WordPress) in San Francisco USA, demanding that WordPress produce the IP numbers and email addresses for persons who posted some comments about Harlequin on Barbados Free Press. According to the court papers, it is not BFP who is being served or sued, but our internet host WordPress.com.
We at BFP have not looked at the comments, but they are listed in the court papers printed below. It looks to us like what was posted as a comment contains errors of the type that come when a paper page is scanned and converted to a Word file.
We expect that WordPress will vigorously defend free speech – because, aside from free speech and human rights, if they don’t defend free speech, their business model collapses.
PDF of Court Document: Harlequin Court Document 2014_04_21
Here is what was originally posted as a comment on BFP…Submitted on 2014/04/29 at 10:03 pm
The following is the Ames application for the IP addresses of those posters Ames feels may have defamed him,
ATTORNEY OR PARTY WITHOUT ATTORNEY (Name, State Bar number, and address):
Timothy B. Broderick (97082), Katrina M. Saleen (253706)
Broderick Saleen, 2600 El Camino Real, Ste. 506, Palo Alto, CA 94306
TELEPHONE NO.: (650) 857 9000 FAX NO.: (650) 857 1100
ATTORNEY FOR (Name): Dave Ames: Carol Ames• Harlequin FOR COURT USE ONLY Continue reading