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Xenu do, but not on Slashdot

Title: Xenu do, but not on Slashdot
Date: Saturday, 17 March 2001
Publisher: Wired
Author: Declan McCullagh
Main source: wired.com

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The geek-culture destination Slashdot.org said on Friday that it deleted a post in response to legal threats from the Church of Scientology. Scientology's notoriously litigious team of attack attorneys successfully pressured the site's editors into erasing a discussion board message, which allegedly contained copyrighted material. "While Slashdot is an open forum and we encourage free discussion and sharing of ideas, our lawyers have advised us that, considering all the details of this case, the comment should come down," co-founder Rob "CmdrTaco" ... [Read the rest at wired.com]