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Re: Pledge To Killfile Andrew Suffield

On Mon, Aug 15, 2005 at 10:56:32AM +0200, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> [Andrew Suffield]
> > On Sun, Aug 14, 2005 at 09:28:26PM +1000, Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> >> Fortunately nobody needs to justify their decision to killfile
> >> you to anyone but themselves. Or even a decision for a group to
> >> collectively killfile you.
> >
> > So what you're saying is that mob rule is acceptable to you.
> >
> > I think that's pretty sickening really. You'll probably get exactly
> > what you want.
> No, that is not what he is saying.  I am sure you understand it too.
> He said that each individual reader can choose to ignore your
> postings, and there is nothing anyone else can do to force people to
> read messages they do not care to read.

That does not extend to permit a group to go around making accusations
and advocating that other people do something based on those
accusations. In the real world, this is a tort, specifically
defamation of character. And benefit of the doubt does apply in the
manner I have indicated, even though it's not normally a criminal
offense, in order to prevent *exactly* the situation we're seeing


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