Google Subpoenaed to Reveal Bloggers
The latest AOL initiative to close us down is this subpoena to Google, received yesterday as a New Years Gift, with the following mail:
Google has received a subpoena for information related to your Google
account in a case entitled Art of Living Foundation v. Does 1-10,
inclusive, US District Court for the Northern District of California,
10-cv-5022 LB (Internal Ref. No. 123262).
To comply with the law, unless you provide us with a copy of a motion to
quash the subpoena (or other formal objection filed in court) via email at
firstname.lastname@example.org by January 18, 2011, Google may provide
responsive documents on this date.
For more information about the subpoena, you may wish to contact the party
seeking this information at:
Karl S. Kronenberger
Kronenberger Burgoyne, LLP
150 Post Street, Suite 520
San Francisco, CA 94108
Google is not in a position to provide you with legal advice.
If you have other questions regarding the subpoena, we encourage you to
contact your attorney.
Google Legal Support
It is a very long document full of legal terms, basically stating that AOL believes us to be criminals, and that they want Google to reveal our identities so that we can be prosecuted.
What are the implications of this? It is too early to say. Maybe AOL will succeed in closing us down. They are certainly not lacking in money and other resources. Remember this, when you are reading this blog; it may not be around for long.
It saddens me, to experience this kind of action from my former, favorite person in the world -Ravi Shankar. To me, this step confirms how wrong I was about him. I used to think the world of him. To me, he was the closest thing to God anyone could experience. I touched his feet. I cried in his lap. I listened to his every word, and believed everything he said. I prayed to him, and waited for him to save me from myself.
In the end, I had to save myself from him.
Today, his lawyers call me a crook, and I consider him a cult leader. Sometimes, the irony of life just blows you away.
I whish you all a happy New Year.
A special thanks to WB, Doc , John and PW, my trusted co-bloggers. I so much enjoy reading your posts, and keeping this blog going would be impossible without you.
And as the new year starts, let us all send a warm thought to Klim, and honour his tremendous courage and determination to let the truth about AOL be heard. Cudos to you, Klim!