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Re: DreamHost Contact?

  • From: Justin M. Streiner
  • Date: Mon Dec 31 11:10:45 2007

On Mon, 31 Dec 2007, Leigh Porter wrote:

Stasiniewicz, Adam wrote:
I am 99.9% sure that after successfully hosting websites for Al-Qaeda
for over 3 years (on US based servers, by US citizens, living in the US)
they are not going to care much about some SSH port scan.

Isn't this what you folks call "freedom of speech" ?

There are exceptions to that particular freedom, and many of those exceptions have pretty well-established legal precedents. The First Amendment has been well tested in court.

I would think that a website operating inside the US that is providing a communications channel for terrorist groups that have an established pattern of wanting to harm the interests of the US and other countries would fall into one of those well tested exemptions, particularly after 9/11.