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Archive for November, 2005

How To Avoid Being Blog Bashed 2

Posted on November 05, 2005 by Administrator

Maybe instead of resorting to sleazebag tactics and legal strong-arming, companies, politicians, and individuals should follow these practical steps to avoid being blog-bashed.

1. Create quality products and services.

2. Sell what you advertise.

3. Make certain your products and services do what they claim to do.

4. Fully test and study your products and services before offering them
for sale.

5. Disclose all risks posed to purchasers of your products and services.

6. Tell the truth.

7. Fulfill your warranty promises.

8. Don’t cut corners.

9. Comply with all applicable laws and regulations.

10. Don’t try to buy influence.



Posted on November 05, 2005 by Administrator

From Yuga, I catch this blogging first: legal action against a blog (Don’t panic, it was only a matter of time). A QC RTC has ordered the PCIJto remove a blog post.

We’ll try to get more details before the necessary legal analysis and commentary.

Just one more thing before I sign off. I wasn’t aware of this article, wasn’t aware of the issue or Mr. Tiongco before this TRO. Now, online buzz on the matter will re-spawn and iterate. Talk about backfire.

Two words, ladies and gentlemen. Google Cache :).


Netopia Lobbying for Internet Censorship 11

Posted on November 03, 2005 by Administrator

I read this first from The J Spot. Netopia is lobbying for internet censorship. Granted, it’s “only for porn”, but I share Jangelo’s fears that the same arrangement can be used to stifle online speech. It’s a valid concern, shared by the good people who opposed the Communications Decency Act back in the day (web old timers may remember the blue ribbon campaign).

Of course, it’s pretty hard to “censor” the net, but you really don’t need end-to-end coverage. Sometimes, a high-profile conviction is sufficient to achieve a “chilling effect”. Litigation along would make anyone think twice.

Personally, I’m blog hoppin’ mad. How far into the law-making process is this genius scheme? Just what is Netopia’s angle on this?

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