Daily Archives: October 29, 2005

Daniel Lyons’ call against free speech and privacy

Daniel Lyons, over at Forbes, has some issues with blogs. The gist of the article is that companies should be protected from criticism on blogs and should have an easy way to quash such criticism. Free-speech and privacy be damned, companies should have their way with the little people. There are already laws against libel and there are ways to find a libeller. But those ways are just too damned difficult and costly for those poor companies. No no no, they should just have to call your ISP and be handed your personal information on a silver platter. Were I a Forbes paying customer, I’d be cancelling my subscription right now. (We can vote with our wallets, can’t we?)

See boingboing,bayosphere and Doc Searls’blog for other reaction to this piece of anti-democratic nonsense.