2007-10-08

Bloggers beware when you criticize the rich and powerful (especially those who aspire to own a football team)

Bloggers beware when you criticize the rich and powerful (Doreen Carvajal, IHT, 7/10/07)

The daily Web log, or blog, of the former U.K. ambassador to Uzbekistan, Craig Murray, vanished after Murray's British Internet provider received a flurry of ominous legal letters demanding the removal of "potentially defamatory" information about Alisher Usmanov, a mining mogul with a rising stake in the English soccer club Arsenal.

Also read:
- Arsenal tycoon Alisher Usmanov in diamond ‘fraud’ row (David Leppard and Anna Mikhailova, Times, 7/10/07)
- The Usmanov offensive (Mihir Bose, BBC, 5/10/07)
- Arsenal, Usmanov and the Boris factor (Charles Sale, Daily Mail, 5/10/07)
- No Bid for Arsenal Yet, Usmanov Says (Catrina Stewart, Moscow Times, 3/10/07)