Aaron Wall of SEO Book, who is being sued by Traffic Power over allegedly helping reveal "trade secrets" has decided to fight the lawsuit. In Legal Donations Accepted, he explains that despite getting settlement agreement papers, he's decided the issue goes beyond his blog and needs to be fought:
This suit is not about Traffic Power. This suit is not about this blog. This suit is more about free speech, which is the very fabric that holds the web and democracy together. An issue far more important than I could ever pretend to be.
If I do not face this suit, then it is easier for the next person to get trampled. After all the support people have offered I do not think it is the right decision to tuck tail and run, especially since I am still unaware of what specifically is wrong - and never once has there been an attempt to tell me.
Further in his post, he calls for donations and pledges that if donations exceed legal costs, any excess will go to groups such as the EFF.
For more background on the case, see our previous SEO Book's Aaron Wall Sued By Traffic-Power Over Revealing "Trade Secrets" article. Wall's fight was also picked up by the Wall Street Journal in its Blogger Faces Lawsuit Over Comments Posted by Readers article and also at Slashdot.
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