Blog TRO Could Go to Supreme Court

And you thought getting flamed for a blog post was bad.

An experienced Internet marketer once told me that if you’re not ticking anyone off, you’re not doing a good enough job of getting your point across.

By that standard, the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism must be doing a supreme job. A case to delete one of their blog posts could go all the way to the Supreme Court.

Considering how much publicity it’s creating, this whiny tactic could backfire on the plaintiff. Heck, he sounds even whinier than that wuss from Forbes who wrote that anti-blogging article. Already, the story’s made the dead tree edition of the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

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  • I’d rather let the TRO lapse and then blog again about the topic like there was no tomorrow–it’s the more practical approach, especially if the case of the plaintiff is not strong.

    But if it’s a matter of principle, then by all means, the TRO should be faced head-on.

  • Agreed, Angelo. But speculations on the periphery, without touching on the merits of this particular case, is fine.

    The comments, of course, we cannot control.

  • I posted the news on DIGG. Check it out here:

    http://digg.com/technology/Philippine_Court_slaps_a_restraining_order_on_a_blog_post

    If enough people DIGG it, it will be featured on DIGG’s top stories at the front page, and on the weekly DIGGnation podcast. 🙂