Monday, March 31, 2008

Kudos to LiveLeak

The other day, I posted an embedded copy of Gert Wilders' film "Fitna the Movie".

Shortly after publishing that post, LiveLeak took the film offline due to direct threats to it's employees:

"Following threats to our staff of a very serious nature and some ill-informed reports from certain corners of the British media that could directly lead to the harm of some of our staff, has been left with no other choice but to remove 'Fitna' from our servers," the company said....
This afternoon, LiveLeak has brought back Fitna.

On the 28th of March was left with no other choice but to remove the film "fitna" from our servers following serious threats to our staff and their families. Since that time we have worked constantly on upgrading all security measures thus offering better protection for our staff and families. With these measures in place we have decided to once more make this video live on our site. We will not be pressured into censoring material which is legal and within our rules. We apologise for the removal and the delay in getting it back, but when you run a website you don't consider that some people would be insecure enough to threaten our lives simply because they do not like the content of a video we neither produced nor endorsed but merely hosted.
I am impressed.

To see this important film, go here.

H/T to The Volokh Conspiracy here and here.

1 comment:

Just John said...

I'm glad to see them showing some sack. I'm sure that the fatwas are flying...