Bad news in an important Institute for Justice-launched lawsuit defending the right of free speech on the Internet about matters of diet and nutrition. A state licensing board in North Carolina tried to suppress a blogger who talked up and advised people on the health benefits of the "paleo" diet (that is, eating as we think cavement ate, no grains or processed foods), telling him directly what he could or could not say about his belief that the high-meat, low-carb diet helped him with his diabetes. The case was dismissed by a federal court late last week.
LewRockwell.com promotes a Paleo diet even though it goes against ALL scientific Data. My Goal is for Free Talk Live to promote, if anything, a Plant Based Diet. This is the first of a series of lectures that will keep FTL on the path of Truth.
Steve Cooksey never thought he'd wind up in hot water with the North Carolina Board of Dietetics for merely running a blog documenting his personal successes in combating diabetes with a paleo diet, but now he's facing fines, loss of his domain name, and 120 days in jail. Why? Because he passed out business cards with his URL at a talk which advocated the diet that previously kept Cooksey dependent upon drugs—a talk given someone who had been licensed by the state.
A blogger has published once-classified FBI files that show how the agency tracked and collected information on internet activist Aaron Swartz.
Swartz, who killed himself in January aged 26, had previously requested his files and posted them on his blog, but some new documents and redactions are included in the files published by Firedoglake blogger Daniel Wright.
"A San Francisco group that defends online free speech is taking on a Las Vegas company it says is shaking down news-sharing Internet users through more than 140 copyright infringement lawsuits filed this year."
Is it just me or do these people sound like they have an agenda to push against anonymity and the freedom of speech on the internet? Stories from the recent past have raised my concerns about a push for “regulations” for the internet which is for the most part the greatest beacon of liberty for ideas there is in the present day.
South Australian Police ask a blogger to remove a post from his website, despite the fact the post is humor, because it is against the law to solicit money with the intent to purchase drugs. The same blogger has an ongoing email exchange with the police regarding the take down of the webpage.
The Fredericton Police issued a ticket to the activist and blogger Charles Leblanc on Tuesday for violating noise bylaws but the blogger told the police that he intended to keep on protesting. He was protesting a ticket he received for riding his bike on the sidewalk in Fredericton.