Nick over at Threadwatch has announced the launch of “Blogging in Not a Crime” campaign to help Aaron Wall from SEOBook in his fight against traffic power.
Writes Nick (repoduced with permission):
Blogging Is Not A Crime!
The short story is this: Aaron is being sued over comments left on his blog by his readers about a notoriously unsavoury company called Traffic Power, or 1p. Within the Search industry, these people are regarded as the lowest of the low, and if you dig through some of those Search results, or the links at the bottom of this post, you’ll find all the gory details. Suffice to say, they are considered theives and villains by the overwhelming majority of the Search Marketing community.
We don’t think it’s right, do you?
We feel this has to end here. There is far more at stake than a scummy company vs a blogger – this is about free speech on blogs, and the right for users to comment, without blog publishers having to fear lawsuits.
So, What Can YOU Do?
Donate to Aarons legal costs. You can start by giving him a few $$$’s to fight these people effectively.
Help Promote the Blogging is NOT a Crime Campaign
By using one of these lovely graphical banners on your blog, forum or website, you will help spread the word, and raise more cash – enabling better lawyers and legal council. Simply pick one that fits your site, and link it to the donate post.
Please put one of the banners on your blog to help spread the word!
(Editor: I’m fully supporting the campaign and you’ll be seeing a banner in the rotation across most Weblog Empire sites shortly. )