Automattic backs WordPress bloggers in court

Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth

Parker Higgins:

The blogging platform has taken the unusual — and welcome — step of going to court to defend its users against bogus copyright claims aimed at silencing their speech on the platform. Automattic, WordPress’s parent company, has joined two separate lawsuits that seek to hold the would-be censors of legitimate lawful speech accountable for their attempts.

Good on Automattic. This stuff is getting ever more important.

[via Kevin Anderson]

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Adam is a lecturer, trainer and writer. He's been a blogger for over 20 years, and a journalist for more than 30. He lectures on audience strategy and engagement at City, University of London.