Legal Action Threatened against Blogger, Moscowid.net, Doug Wilson, Steven Sitler, Daniel Foucachon, Christ Church, Steven Sitler, Pedophile, Jamin Wight, Copyright
The new website, Moscowid.net, which hosts primary source documents related to Doug Wilson, Christ Church, and the ongoing sex abuse cases, has run into legal issues. No surprises here. This is a common tactic used by those who want to shut bloggers down for exposing pastors who do not behave well. There is a concerted effort to shut down, malign, or ruin the reputation of anyone who challenges these spiritual bullies.
A word to the wise to Doug Wilson et al: we know we’re on the right track when we get legal threats, when our blogs are mysteriously knocked offline (The Wartburg Watch has had “tech” issues for the last 2 days). It only compels us to keep going.
Another word to the wise: I won my defamation lawsuit and my former pastor had to pay his attorney fees, my attorney fees, and court costs. I know that my words are not defamatory because I understand this law. Don’t try it with me.
I have been given permission to cross-post the article from Moscowid.net explaining what has happened there. It’s very important that the public understand what is going on behind the scenes in an effort to shut bloggers down.
Moscowid.net may go dark for a few days, but not for long. We have received legal notice that Daniel Foucachon, who owns Foucachon Media, LLC, and Roman Roads Media, LLC, claims copyright ownership of screenshots from videos that he placed in the public domain; he claims copyright ownership of a video on which he enabled a “download” button after he uploaded it to the web; he claims that moscowid.net profits from these things; he claims defamation, though he has not identified any defamatory content; and he makes these claims “under the perjury laws of the United States of America.” This complaint, like all his others, has no merit, but that doesn’t matter. As long as he submits the complaint according to federal guidelines, Team Truth must remove the content or the host must shut us down. And Daniel Foucachon submitted his correctly.
The legal department wrote,
Unfortunately, we are not able to make determinations as to the validity of a DMCA notice. If the notice is properly submitted, we are required by US Federal law to take action. The notice was properly submitted.
Daniel Foucachon games the system just like Steven Sitler games the system. Foucachon knows a simple complaint with the correct language will shut us down, even though he must lie to achieve his goal. Ditto for Sitler. The state wires him to the polygraph and as long as his answers don’t self-incriminate, he knows the law cannot touch him. “Have you molested your son?” “No.” Needle shreds paper.
How appropriate that they attend the same church.
This is page 1 of Pastor Doug Wilson’s playbook. Stop the message at all costs. He loves publicity as long as he controls the message. Then he can congratulate himself, as he did with Christianity Today:
I decided that if fire fell on Moscow, as upon Elijah’s altar, I wanted it to fall on an altar doused with water. I made a point of adopting certain unmarketable positions. I’m a televangelist with a blacked-out tooth — so if something happens, it’s God’s work.
Pastor Douglas Wilson of Christ Church, Moscow, doesn’t point to the altar where he officiated the marriage of a serial pedophile to a profoundly naïve student from New Saint Andrews College. He points to an imaginary altar that doesn’t exist. And he stomps when we point to the real altar where he performed the abomination.
Therefore, in order to comply with US law, we have removed our images that we own according to the FAIR USE Act. But not for long.