David Rice, Esq. wrote:
Appealing to the Church of Scientology to remove the web page critical of David Touretzky is not likely to work.
firstname.lastname@example.org is Andy Hoare who is a high-level Scientologist. (A class VI auditor or some shit like that).
Do a google search on Andy Hoard Scientology and see for yourself.
Thunderstar was forced to change their upstream provider a few weeks ago (It was GCI or something similar). Their new upstream ISP is as follows:
OrgName: Simcoe Community Broadband Network Telecommunications Inc.
Address: 55 Patterson Road
NetRange: 18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124
OrgTechName: Network Administrator
Thunderstar.net purchases their internet connectivity through Simcoe Community Broadband Network Telecommunications Inc. So if you want to complain about Thunderstar.net you need to contact Simco at : email@example.com
From: "Simkatu" <Simkatu@gmail.com>
Subject: Please send complaints about Thunderstar to firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: 8 Nov 2005 19:58:43 -0800
David Cary Hart wrote:
> On Tuesday 08 November 2005 21:47, David Rice, Esq. opined:
> > On Wed, 09 Nov 2005 02:17:41 GMT, David Cary Hart
> > <Traif-Filter@TQMcube.com> wrote:
> >> On Tuesday 08 November 2005 20:49, David Rice, Esq. opined:
> >> Why? Is she not entitled to her opinion?
> > Defamation and libel is not valid "opinions."
> I understand the argument and you are not wrong but a provider should
> not be put in the position of being the arbiter of facts. Doing so
> deteriorates the freedoms of the internet as a whole. What you are
> really doing is asking a provider to terminate a site because it is
> controversial - since they are in no position to determine the truth of
> the matter.
Many sites do not allow defamation sites as part of their terms-of-service. Thunderstar.net has TOS that specifically bar this kind of site, yet they allow this particular one, because Thunderstar.net is run by a Scientologist named Andy Hoare.
Read their terms of service and you'll notice it has not-so-subtle jibes at the profession of psychiatry in their Terms-of-service! Its likely the only internet provider that specifically slams psychiatry in their TOS.
In any case, the US allows internet providers to remove or not remove content, that they deem inappropriate, as they see fit. There is no reason that we should NOT complain to the provider about content that is inappropriate, because in most cases providers have already determined what sort of content they DO NOT want -- and often this includes content such as defamation web pages.
You are correct that a provider is not obligated to search out the truth of the content on their web pages. However, US Law has given ISPs discretion to control their content -- and many of them choose to use their power to control content -- some providers more than others.
For example. Yahoo / Geocities and Tripod -- both free web hosts -- will not allow people to put up defamation pages, regardless of the veracity of the statements on the pages. If you don't like the fact that Yahoo / Geocities or Tripod "censors" their pages, then you are free to find another provider that has different Terms-of-Service.
Complaints about Thunderstar.net should be directed to their upstream provider which is Simcoe Community Broadband Network Telecommunications Inc.
You should direct your comments to email@example.com