Church of Scientology Lands in EFF Takedown Hall of Shame

Boomima

Patron with Honors
The Electronic Freedom Foundation has placed the Church of Scientology in their Takedown Hall of Shame.

Last week, CSI demanded that GoDaddy take down a website, cheerupwillsmith.com, that used parody and satire to tweak CSI, its alleged relationship to actor Will Smith, and its reportedly aggressive control over the activities of its members.
Read the rest on the EFF page.


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Captain Koolaid

Patron Meritorious
I'm beginning to suspect that the 'Church' of Scientology has no sense of humor. :coolwink:

But who needs that when you're involved in a deadly serious activity?
 

NoName

A Girl Has No Name
I'm beginning to suspect that the 'Church' of Scientology has no sense of humor. :coolwink:

But who needs that when you're involved in a deadly serious activity?

And here I thought their activity was just deadly...... Poof! It's like KSW! Pfst! (Manic laughter) :duh:
 

secretiveoldfag

Silver Meritorious Patron
In case TL;DR, EFF ended by saying:

Finally, the claim that the site violated the California Penal Code is equally absurd. Section 528.5 applies only to “credible” impersonations. No viewer would think the site offered a credible impersonation of Mr. Miscavige—but perhaps CSI knows something we don’t?

Given the outrageousness of CSI complaint, it’s shocking that GoDaddy would respond without hesitation. Activists of all kinds should take heed and look for service providers with backbone. In the meantime, congratulations to CSI: you made it to the Hall of Shame at last.
 

RogerB

Crusader
I see CSI has an insatiable desire for the Streisand effect :duh: :biggrin:

Way to go, CSI, get more of that bad publicity . . . you are so clever at it!:dieslaughing::dieslaughing:

Rog
 
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