[info]serenanna in [info]07refugees

Breaking Down

I've done it. I've joined IJ as a free user for now because of how tired I am of LJ. This is coming after Anildash popped up again InnocenceJ again to refute the idea of big old corporate scheming using Occam's Razor. By this explanation then, their reasoning is that the one doing all the deciding in this is an idiot rather than out to make money.

I'm not gonna comment on that except what I said in the thread, and that I should thank him for pushing me to join IJ finally instead of just lurking. Now . . . where's the anime comms? And how do I get the handy toolbar, or do I gotta pay for it? ::rubs hands::


Nnngh... I'm none too keen on the idea of big corporates using Occam's Razor when they act hypocritical about it.

But seriously, a big "Wtf?" to Anildash for breaking my brain with his wall of text and policy-babble.
. . . Actually, now that I've done some thinking with my head and not my heart, and Google-hunting, I think I've maybe figured out what the truth is that does use Occam's Razor, or KISS as I know it.

It is an outside influence on 6A's action, but it isn't a activist group or the advertisers, but another company vital to LJ's existence, their ISP.

Yes, LJ doesn't own their own servers, Internap does.

If articles of what happened in July with the blackout in San Fran that took out LJ are correct on that company's relationship with 6A, then it's simple to think that Internap is putting pressure on 6A to remove this content when it turns up in abuse reports. It's happened many times over to a friend of mine with his site where they ordered him to remove hentai of Cham Cham from some fighting game. If he didn't, they're pull the plug.

It's as simple as that.

I'm just waiting for an official answer from a letter I plan to send.
Still, Internap may own the servers and equipment, but they don't have the right to tell their clients what they can/can't host on the service if it doesn't violate local/federal laws. That's cyber-extortion.

If only Internap had their ToS public.
Then again, I'm not a lawyer, so I can't really say knowingly what they're committing here.
I know what you mean. All I know is that it did happen to my friend, but I am not a lawyer.

It's why I scurried off to fandom_lawyers to ask.
Off-topic, but I absolutely adore your icon. :D

And yeah, fandom_lawyers is a good place for legal counsel for fandomers.