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Aug. 8th, 2007 | 03:20 pm
posted by: duskpeterson in eternaldungeon

LiveJournal has posted a response to the latest protests. In addition, aura218 has kindly compiled a list of LJ staff members' buried comments.

msinvisfem has a pointed comment on the legal aspects of the official post. Various folks have pointed out that at least one staff comment contradicts things they've said elsewhere.

At any rate, their bottom line is that they'll suspend any user who posts content they consider illegal and "content that encourages or advocates hate crimes, the abuse of children in any form, or rape, even if the content itself is not illegal and may be protected by the First Amendment." From what they stated in an earlier post, their definition of "advocate" appears to include statements that an LJ user believes that laws related to these topics should be changed - in other words, I'm reading them to say that if someone said, "I don't think such-and-such should be regarded as a hate crime," their journal would be suspended by LiveJournal.

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from: cupnjava
date: Aug. 9th, 2007 02:47 am (UTC)

Scary...very scary.

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