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Groklaw closing ends decade-long run atop the world of tech law journalism

Jon Gold | Aug. 21, 2013
Now-shuttered law blog first rose to prominence in 2003, during landmark open-source case.

"There is now no shield from forced exposure," PJ wrote. "You don't expect a stranger to read your private communications to a friend. And once you know they can, what is there to say?"

Electronic Freedom Foundation attorney Mark Rumold told Network World that Groklaw's shutdown is "a shame" but not unexpected."This is evidence of exactly what we've been warning about: the chilling effect that pervasive internet surveillance will have on our society," he said. "At this point, it's no longer a hypothetical or academic discussion. People are changing and constraining their behavior online because they don't want to be monitored."

 

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