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Sep. 25th, 2007

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05:38 pm - On Uzbekistan and the Arsenal

I’ve been remiss in not posting on the Alisher Usmanov inspired blog takedown by Fasthosts, triggered by threats from Usmanov’s solicitors, Schillings.

Amongst the blogs affected:
Craig Murray
Tim Ireland (back soon)
Clive Summerfield
Bob Piper (back now)
Boris Johnson (back now)

The continuing saga is documented at Chicken Yoghurt.

Tim Ireland has a special blog set up (outside the UK!) for what’s happened and its consequences; Chris Applegate writes about a personal dilemma, as a Wikipedia admin monitoring Usmanov’s entry; Ministry of Truth has an interesting piece on uk libel law.

[ ETA a link to the timeline of events ]

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Date:September 25th, 2007 - 06:46 pm

Thanks for pointing me to Murray's site in the first place - a really interesting site which I'm looking forward to seeing up and running again soon.

There was an interesting bit about the scandal on Five Live last night in the Pods and Blogs section of Up all night. I've linked to it from my posting today. The section lasts about 18 minutes from 1 minute in.