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[ih] Defamation lawsuit brought by self-proclaimed email "inventor" settles

> Some have said Ayyadurai should be muzzled, especially in the campaign 
> to have his posts removed from Huffy Puffy. That campaign was 
> successful, IIRC. But I didn?t follow this case very closely.

For any interesting topic, there is almost always someone, somewhere, 
who said whatever random thing one might want to quote. So "some have 
said" has rather less import than one might wish for, in a discussion 
about efforts to suppress speech.

In particular there was nothing like that said in this discussion.  So 
it is at least a new topic here and referencing attempts to prevent his 
speech at least needed background.

More importantly, it's massively obvious that there's been no meaningful 
effort to prevent his speech anywhere.


ps. BTW, just to make the point:  freedom of speech refers to strictures 
against governmental processes; it does not require that any specific 
person be given access to any particular venue under private control. 
Such as HuffPost.

Dave Crocker
Brandenburg InternetWorking