Diamond Conglomerate Attempts to Silence Critical Parody*

Anonymous satirists created NYTimes-se.com, a website which parodies The New York Times. It included an obviously satirical advertisement for the diamond conglomerate De Beers, which read in part: “Your purchase of a diamond will enable us to donate a prosthetic for an African whose hand was lost in diamond conflicts. DeBeers: from her fingers to his.”

Not amused, De Beers demanded that the site be removed by the domain name registrar, Joker.com. EFF defended the website’s right to free speech and prevented its removal.

*from the EFF’s Takedown Hall of Shame
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