Aaron Wall of blog SEOBook has announced that he has decided to defend his site against the ridiculous law suit bought against him by Traffic Power in relation to comments left on his blog by readers expressing negative opinions in relation to Traffic Power, as reported here on August 27.
As the cost of legal representation in the United States is not a cheap proposition, Aaron is asking for donations to assist him in a case that could well be the first serious threat to free speech and comment on blogs.
As Aaron writes:
“This suit is not about Traffic Power. This suit is not about this blog. This suit is more about free speech, which is the very fabric that holds the web and democracy together. An issue far more important than I could ever pretend to be…If I do not face this suit, then it is easier for the next person to get trampled.”
Donation button is available here (and yes, I’ve made a smaller donation).