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Encyclopedia Dramatica Legal Defense Fund

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2018-01-01 00:00:00

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Notorious copyright troll, Jonathan Monsarrat, has filed suit against Encylopedia Dramatica .SE in a petty act of revenge against a .com era page.
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Jonathan Monsarrat got arrested for hosting a party where underage teenage kids were drinking alcohol. Since then, Monsarrat has tried to shut down anyone who talks about the case. Encyclopedia Dramatica, reported on the arrest. Monsarrat then decided to get creative - he is trying to shut down Encyclopedia Dramatica by claiming that he owns the copyright to some forum posts and to a photo of him, that he didn’t take, where someone photoshopped a picture of PedoBear next to him.

If Monsarrat can shut down Encyclopedia Dramatica, any rich asshole with an axe to grind can shut any one of us down for reporting the facts and mocking someone. A grown man throwing a party where underage kids are drinking? Getting a little fun poked at him is probably a fair penalty for that.

Encyclopedia Dramatica is a piece of internet history, but it doesn’t run on much of a budget. If Monsarrat succeeds, Encyclopedia Dramatica will need to shut down.

We have retained a First Amendment Attorney to defend us. He’s doing it at a discount, but we can’t ask him to work for free.

Stop censorship. Please donate and help us keep the lulz coming. Protect the First Amendment.

To preserve a large piece of internet history, for the many years that Encyclopedia Dramatica has been around, it is crucial that a defense with enough fortitude is brought to court. Without the resources to wage a legal battle with such a wealthy person, Encyclopedia Dramatica may be unable to continue operating.

In the media:

The Ralph Retort: Encyclopedia Dramatica In Danger After $750K Lawsuit Brought by Copyright Cretin

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