ALARMING STORY – WILL THEY ALSO SUE GOOGLE? Here is a simple search parameter to use with Google to retrieve removed pages. On the resulting list of pages, simply click on “Cached” instead of the highlighted headline. If you click on the story headline you will get a message that says not found. If you click on Cached, you will be able to read the removed entry. The search: “SPCK site:cartoonchurch.com”
Dave Walker, the official Lambeth Conference Cartoonist in Residence, has taken 75 posts down on his blog after being threatened with Libel Action by the new owner of SPCK – the oldest chain of Anglican Bookshops. He has been reporting the story of alleged mismanagement for two years.
And then we have this quoted material on the Wardman Wire site, also readily available from Google’s cache:
This morning I was sent a ‘cease and desist’ demand from Mark Brewer relating to the posts I have made about the former SPCK bookshops. The demand says ‘Confidential – not to be redistributed or posted’, so I am not posting the text.
The demand says that if I do not remove all SSG-related material by noon today, July 22, 2008, an injunction will be sought against me and legal action taken for damages for libel.
I have therefore removed all of the SPCK/SSG posts on this blog, as, although I believe I have not done anything wrong I do not have the money to face a legal battle. The removal of these posts is in no way an admission of guilt.