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Linux Outfit Canonical Launches Campaign to Silence Privacy Critic

November 12, 2013

According to an email that Canonical sent to Micah Lee, the site’s operator, needs to come down because it uses Ubuntu’s logo and trademark. This could “lead to confusion or the misunderstanding that your website is associated with Canonical or Ubuntu,” the email read.

But Lee isn’t taking the thing down. In fact, as far as takedown targets go, Micah Lee may be the worst person Canonical could have picked on. He’s a staff technologist with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, an online rights advocate. Lee reckons he runs into about a dozen digital rights lawyers at work every day. After consulting with one of them, he fired back a response saying the site would stay up.

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