GM Watch goes off line
After written requests to GM Watch to remove defamtory material were ignored their own service providers have now disabled GM Watch's site to ensure compliance with their Acceptable Use Policy
Below is an email (service provider name withheld) indicating their actions taken.
I'm all for free speech but false allegations of fraud is not on...just ask Greenpeace what it feels like to be libeled. I wonder what the big funders (Zac Goldsmith's family) of GM Watch and Jonathan Matthews think now.
From: Abuse Team [mailto:abuse@uk.X.net]
Sent: August 16, 2007 1:24 PM
To: Shane H. Morris
Cc: XX Abuse Team
Subject: Re: request to remove libelous statements from hosted website
I contacted our customer's IT consultant earlier this afternoon,
who informed me that he would disable the site and this appears to
have now been done:
abuse@abuse:~$ GET http://www.gmwatch.org
Directory Listing Denied
This Virtual Directory does not
allow contents to be listed.
Our customer's IT consultant also informed me that he will contact you
In the circumstances we consider the action taken by our customer to
have resolved the incident from an Acceptable Use Policy perspective,
and trust that you will agree.