WordPress honours fraudulent copyright complaint from UK "straight rights" group, cooperates in censorship

A British anti-gay group called "Straight Pride UK" sent a press-release to a British blogger, expressing their admiration for Vladimir Putin's anti-gay laws, and the measures taken in African countries to criminalise gay people (Robert Mugabe has threatened to decapitate gay people). Afterwards, they changed their mind about the interview and sent a fraudulent DMCA takedown notice to WordPress.com, the blogger's host. WordPress -- who should have seen that there was no possible copyright violation in the interview -- caved and cooperated in censoring the post.

Hotham says that Nick Steiner, a press officer for the group, said in a document headed 'press release': "Straight Pride support what Russia and Africa is doing, these country have morals and are listening to their majorities."

"These countries are not 'anti-gay' – that is a term always used by the homosexual agenda to play the victim and suppress opinions and views of those against it.

"These countries have passed laws, these laws are to be respected and no other country should interfere with another country's laws or legislation."

When asked who the symbol of straight pride would be, the spokesman expressed more support for Vladimir Putin, whose crackdown on gay rights has been the trigger to a widespread anti-gay campaign in Russia.

WordPress pulls interview with anti-gay group Straight Pride UK

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  1. Can't they send a DMCA Counter Notice? Or is WordPress ignoring those?

  2. Original article here. Please feel free to post on your Wordpress site, Facebook, and that MySpace account you've ignored for years.

  3. "Straight rights"? Straight rights? At least the Men's Rights idiots can point to the occasional instance where a man has got the short end of the stick (ignoring all the systemic odds otherwise in their favour, obv).

    These clowns seem to think they have a god-given right to, what, not put up with other people being different? Not being called out for being bigots?

    This is presumably what happens when you DO avoid anyone different... you lose any sense of how absurd you appear to anyone outside your circle.

  4. Verse says:

    I'm glad I'm not the only one wondering what 'straight rights' were about. How, in any way, shape or form, are the rights of heterosexuals affected by giving the same or equivalent rights to gay people?

  5. Verse says:

    StraightPride have had their twitter account hacked and it is hilarious.

    Check it out quick, before they realise and fix it. @StraightPrideUK

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