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Thursday, November 08, 2007

Citizen Media Law Project's Legal Threats Database

The Citizen Media Law Project has launched a new
Legal Threats Database, a collection that documents
legal threats aimed at online speech, including lawsuits,
cease-and-desist letters and other legal actions.

According to the site, the new database "contains legal threats
from 35 states and 9 countries, and is growing daily. These
threats range from copyright infringement lawsuits filed against
bloggers to cease and desist letters claiming defamation sent to
MySpace users."

Researchers can input new threat entries, comment on existing
threats, and search the database by location, legal claim,
publication medium, and content type.