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Ellora’s Cave v Dear Author – another way to help

3 Oct

Ellora's Cave sues Dear AuthorUpdate at the bottom: alternative ways to contribute to Dear Author/Jane Litte’s defense. Also, still updating the humongous list of links.

When Jane Litte announced that she had been sued by Ellora’s Cave, many of us came out of the woodwork, offering to help her financially. For the past five days, nothing about a fund was said, until today.

After all, etaining First Amendment badass Marc Randazza ain’t cheap–it’s an excellent notion, but not cheap–and so her friends have prevailed.

The Dear Author/Jane Litte defense fund has been created by Sarah of the ever Smart Bitches through GoFundMe. From the fund’s front page (emphasis mine):
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Ellora’s Cave v Dear Author – how you can help.

30 Sep

Ellora's Cave sues Dear AuthorI will continue to update the list of links in my original post on this matter, but I believe that this is more pressing to get before you.

Jane posted a very brief update on the proceedings:
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More to say about Ellora’s Cave v Dear Author

30 Sep

Ellora's Cave sues Dear AuthorWhile my original post regarding the vexatious defamation lawsuit that EC has filed against Dear Author and Jane Litte  will remain on the top of the blog for the time being, as I update the list of links from authors, bloggers, etc., I think a separate post is necessary to highlight a few things and several people.

Warning: NSFW image within.

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Ellora’s Cave, Dear Author, the Streisand Effect and freedom of speech.

27 Sep

(Edit Tuesday 03/31/15: a couple of important links at the end)

(Edit Thursday 10/30/14: a master cheat sheet and a fundraising anthology)

(Edit Friday 10/03/14: SmartBitch Sarah has created the Dear Author/Jane Litte Defense Fund using crowdfunding service GoFundMe)

(Edit Tuesday 9/30/14: unsticking, as there is something more pressing happening. I will continue to update the list of links at the bottom, though)

(Edit Monday 9/29/14: making this post sticky for the nonce, as I continue to update the list of links at the end. Scroll down for updates on this, and new posts on other topics.)

Welcome to my little corner of the intrawebz. Ellora's Cave sues Dear Author

I am a blogger and, among other things, I talk about things I feel passionate about. I appreciate the fact that I live in a country where freedom of speech is enshrined in the constitution. I am grateful that there are those who are willing to help others by putting their money and/or their labor where their beliefs are, and so defend everyone’s right to speak.

There are always people who would like to silence their critics and are happy to try and use the legal system to do so.

Like say, Ellora’s Cave, the subject of the very well written “The Curious Case of Ellora’s Cave”, by Jane Litte (online name) and published in Dear Author. As I understand it, not having access to the legal documents, Tina Engler/Jaid Black, the founder of Ellora’s Cave (henceforth, EC for short), is suing both blogger and blog in an effort to set an example.

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