Free speech and the Internet: A fish story. A case of "person states opinion online, get sued". Basically someone griped about the crap service they'd received while dealing with a company; and that company slapped a US$15,000,000 lawsuit on them. Yes, that's six zeros, count 'em. Then when they tried to rally support to defend themselves, the company re-filed claiming there was a conspiracy against them. Ultimately the individuals involved settled - that is, they paid out thousands because they couldn't afford the tens of thousands required to fight it all the way. This is basically a reeking pile of horse shit dumped on the notion of free speech - you can be sued for having an opinion. Thoughtcrime, anyone?


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