p2pnet.net news: Literally 15 minutes after I posted Wayne Crookes sues Google, Wikipedia there was a knock on my door. It was a writ server telling me I, too, have been named in a Crookes lawsuit, alongside the Wikipedia Foundation, six anonymous people and an Arizona proxy service.
What did I do? I linked to an article Crookes says libels him.
If you want to go after someone for libel, Canada is the perfect place.
I’m already in the middle of one defamation lawsuit originally launched against me by Australia’s Sharman Networks and ceo Nikki Hemming, who runs the Kazaa p2p file sharing company. Sharman dropped out, leaving Hemming to proceed by herself. This case is on hold while decisions are made as to the next direction it’ll take.
Well-known Canadian media lawyer Dan Burnett, based in Vancouver, is representing me pro bono in the Hemming/Kazaa case.
However, as I write this, I’m in the same position I was in when the Kazaa lawsuit first broke. That’s to say for the moment, I’m on my own and since it’s Saturday, I’ll have to wait until Monday before I’ll be able to do anything about this new suit.
Jon Newton – p2pnet
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