False hate crime victim of six years ago attempts to clean up internet reputation with DMCA takedown notices
November 11, 2012 11:35 AM   Subscribe

Six years ago, (previously) Justin Zatkoff received a beating from a friend while drunk and obnoxious. He told police he didn't remember what happened. However, on a number of conservative blogs at the time, the attack was falsely reported as a politically motivated hate crime carried out by liberal activists. Fast forward to today. Several blogs and sites have been served DMCA notices to white-wash the event from the past, with differing responses from the owners: markmaynard.com, sadlyno.com, and other larger sites. What is the statute of limitations for poor choices on the internet? Can the Striesand Effect be overcome? And is this really what DMCA is for? I really do feel for this young man, as nowhere is it indicated he filed a false police report or stated that he was attacked by liberals. Is Justin responsible or just caught up in events?
posted by Roger Dodger (0 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: This is pretty heavy-handed framing. -- LobsterMitten


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