Saturday, August 29, 2009



UCLA Drops Threats Against Internet Speech

In the usual Leftist way, UCLA can't take criticism:
"Wilde launched the website ucla-weeding101.info last month to argue that he was "weeded out" of UCLA's Graduate School of Education for his dissenting views. On August 6, UCLA Senior Campus Counsel Patricia M. Jasper sent Wilde a letter arguing that the domain name constituted "trademark infringement and dilution" and suggested the website might be a criminal offense under the California Education Code. Jasper also wrote that UCLA was acting in part to protect its "reputation" and ordered Wilde to shut down the site by August 17.

FIRE immediately wrote UCLA Chancellor Gene D. Block, pointing out that no reasonable person would mistake Wilde's site as being an official UCLA site or having the college's endorsement, and that the First Amendment protects the use of organization names on "cybergriping" sites. Further, although a disclaimer for such an obviously unaffiliated site is legally unnecessary, the site now contains a prominent statement explicitly alerting readers that the site is "not supported, endorsed, or authorized by UCLA or the University of California."

On August 18, Jasper notified FIRE that FIRE's letter was under review and that she "anticipate[d] having a fuller response ... in the very near future." Yesterday, FIRE took the case public, and within hours Jasper faxed FIRE to say that, while the university would appreciate more changes to the site, "[i]n any event, the University hereby withdraws the demands made upon Mr. Wilde in our letter to him of August 6, 2009."

Source

If Leftists had to put up with the torrent of abuse and criticism that Christians get, they would dissolve into blubbering cot-cases

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


Susan

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G.S. Patton III said...

Leftists never stop trying, do they.

P.S. Welcome Susan ;)

Anonymous said...

Why the link Susan?

Stan B said...

Lefties love tolerance - of THEIR ideas, not others!

Oh, and Trend says her link is a "known dangerous" site.

Anonymous said...

If you do a web search of Susan's link, you will find exactly the same post on multiple blogs of all types and all with the same link at the bottom. Click at your own risk.

Anon 1:25 said...

And i'll bet you guys thought i was being inhospitable by asking why the link was there.

G.S. Patton III said...

This is why we were always told never to leave the back door open. I take back my welcome!

Anonymous said...

The two different names should have been a clue.

Anonymous said...

martha is a typical evil liberal in action

Anonymous said...

"I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often."

WOW, this comment REEKS with Liberal stealth!

"martha is a typical evil liberal in action"

Roger that, ghoward79

I'll bet if you reached under "martha's" skirt you'd find a pair of hairy, but totally useless, testicles as well.

martha you've just been outted or should I address you as: Mark?