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    Default High Court orders UPC to disclose Red Cross Blogger Identity

    The High Court has today ordered internet provider UPC Communications to disclose the identity of a blogger who posted information about the Irish Red Cross on a website.

    They are now taking action against Google one of their largest donors.




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    A 'senior figure' at the charity, who spoke to the Sunday Business Post newspaper on condition of anonymity, has expressed unease at the legal action, pointing out that Google was one of the International Red Cross's largest donors.
    Tit.
    Another attack on internet freedom. I, for one, will be writting an email to the Red Cross to express my disappointment with their decision and how it will reflect on m ypersona charitiable donations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Caped Cod View Post
    Tit.
    Another attack on internet freedom. I, for one, will be writting an email to the Red Cross to express my disappointment with their decision and how it will reflect on m ypersona charitiable donations.
    It was front page on the Sunday Times yesterday.
    Jenny Bulbulia a barrister and government-appointed
    member of the IRC's central council was quoted as saying

    "One of the major concerns was a lack of financial transparency."

    "The uncovering of an undeclared bank account holding 150,000
    that I was told had been collected at the time of the tsunami
    appeal was a great shock."

    "The money was only sent forward when discovered by
    way of an internal audit into several undeclared bank accounts.
    This is unacceptable.
    That Tony Lawlor is now in the position of acting chairperson is,
    to my mind, concerning"
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    Is this what the Irish Red Cross was set up to do?
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    Default Court orders internet provider to disclose blogger's identity

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    The High Court has today ordered internet provider UPC Communications to disclose the identity of a blogger who posted information about the Irish Red Cross on a website.
    Court orders internet provider to disclose blogger's identity | BreakingNews.ie

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    Sounds reasonable enough to me, so long as it really is their intention to pursue the blogger directly. That's not to say the blogger has necessarily done anything wrong. But, people can't just say damaging things about others and expect to remain anonymous. in a way, it's a bit more disturbing to think that google should be immune to any action, just because it's a big charity donor itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orbit View Post
    Sounds reasonable enough to me, so long as it really is their intention to pursue the blogger directly. That's not to say the blogger has necessarily done anything wrong. But, people can't just say damaging things about others and expect to remain anonymous. in a way, it's a bit more disturbing to think that google should be immune to any action, just because it's a big charity donor itself.
    Why not challenge the Sunday Times the Irish Examiner and the Sunday Business Post for printing the same allegations?
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    This cae seems to be about setting precedent. Nothing more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Caped Cod View Post
    This cae seems to be about setting precedent. Nothing more.
    Yup unfortunately a very stupid precedent.
    Uncover and ban people from charitable work when they
    criticise?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Munnkeyman View Post
    Why not challenge the Sunday Times the Irish Examiner and the Sunday Business Post for printing the same allegations?
    Maybe that's what they intend to do. But, it was the blogger who published them first, and his/her identity isn't known.

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