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Harlequin – Dave Ames serves WordPress with court subpoena about Barbados Free Press

UPDATED April 30, 2014: PDF of Court Document Posted Below

Dave Ames Harlequin Ponzi

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…

The following is the Ames application for the IP addresses of those posters Ames feels may have defamed him,

SUBP-002
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
E-MAIL ADDRESS:
ATTORNEY FOR (Name): Dave Ames: Carol Ames• Harlequin FOR COURT USE ONLY  Continue reading

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Barbados Free Press down and up: WordPress says “Oops. Sorry!”

Glitch at WordPress takes down Barbados Free Press for hours

Well, that was exciting! We were down for hours – although it felt like weeks. Readers arriving at Barbados Free Press from the wee hours of Wednesday morning until about 10am were greeted with a notice from WordPress that BFP had been suspended and taken down for violations of WordPress policy.

Wuhloss!!!

Over a hundred readers from all over the world sent emails wondering where we were and offering condolences, support and advice. One reader invited us to a big birthday celebration happening this Friday, but, alas, we cannot come.

We tried to contact WordPress to straighten the situation out but they be in California and well, you know California! Besides being several hours behind us, they’re always stoned or clubbing. Hey… we’ve seen the movies from the 1980’s so we know wats fuh true!

The phones started ringing in Grape Hall at about 3:10am and the messages of support from BFP readers tell the story. Here’s parts of the messages left on the BFP confidential phone number by our fans…

3:11am

“Marcus. HA! Got you, you Negrocrat! You wild boy! Let this be a lesson to you not to F*CK wid me, Owen Arthur! When I am YOUR PRIME MINISTER AGAIN your ass is one sorry creature… When I… damn. Honey! Spill my libation. Bring me another will you love? Where was I? Marcus, your ass is one sorry…”

4:54am

“Did you think you could get away with it forever? Putting me in a dress wid TITS! I will get you if it is the last thing I do.”

8:29am

“Hee, hee, hee. Ha Ha Ha. Ho, Ho, Ho! Ya Wankers!

9:41am

“Hi Marcus,

Anthony here from WordPress. Our apologies. The system should not have done that. We have removed the warning in your dashboard and sincerely apologize for any inconvenience it may have caused.

It was all Matt’s fault. That’s right. It’s always Matt Mullenweg’s fault. He’s a wanker! What can you expect from a guy who uses a Dvorak keyboard?”

BFP’s Marcus replies to WordPress…

No problem, Anthony. We think Matt’s a great guy. His vision and commitment to freedom of speech and providing a voice for the ordinary person makes him a giant and a righteous man. If the WordPress code has a little ghost in the machine, it’s a small matter.

Cheers!

Marcus, Shona, George, Robert, Cliverton, Nevermind Kurt and Auntie Moses

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