Wednesday, April 2


5:20 PM Update
I am seriously ticked off at The National Post because the newspaper was willing -- no, leaped -- to give Elmasry's sock puppets editorial space to explain their side of the Maclean's Section 13 complaint. Thus, I am interrupting my post to present this exchange of emails:

1:40 PM
"Marc, Congratulations on filing the criminal complaint! I know you must be frantically busy at this moment but please don't forget to update Wikipedia with news of your criminal complaint. Also, have you considered contacting The National Post to ask to write an article in response to the Jonathan Kay article calling you a neo-Nazi?

I note the Post's weasel tactic of the neo-Nazi headline but not mentioning you by name, then Kay clearly insinuating in the text that you're a neo-Nazi but then framing the claim with the word "allegedly."

"Pundita, I did contact the National Post. They refused to print my letter. Good idea about Wikipedia. I can't believe how many people believe those lies on there. And as soon as I fix the text, it gets reverted back. Two or three times I had to get the owners of Wikipedia to intervene.

"Marc, please send me the letter you wrote the Post and give me permission to publish it at Pundita. I will add a very tart note about the Post's refusal to print your letter. If you can do this, I might not publish until Monday but be assured it will be done.

Now to return to today's post:

This news just in at my email inbox.

He's done it, he's done it, he's -- is there a Canadian version of the Presidential Medal of Freedom? If so, it should be bestowed on Marc Lemire. God bless him, he's done it. Okay, calm down Pundita and get this published.

What follows are the relevant criminial code provisions he cited in his complaint. Click on this link for the background and specifics of the complaint. And here is the url to the link:

Mischief in relation to data

430. (1.1) Every one commits mischief who wilfully

(c) obstructs, interrupts or interferes with the lawful use of data; or

(d) obstructs, interrupts or interferes with any person in the lawful use of data or denies access to data to any person who is entitled to access thereto.

Unauthorized use of computer

342.1 (1) Every one who, fraudulently and without colour of right,

(a) obtains, directly or indirectly, any computer service,

(b) by means of an electro-magnetic, acoustic, mechanical or other device, intercepts or causes to be intercepted, directly or indirectly, any function of a computer system,

Theft of telecommunication service

326. (1) Every one commits theft who fraudulently, maliciously, or without colour of right,

(b) uses any telecommunication facility or obtains any telecommunication service.

Interception of Communications

184. (1) Every one who, by means of any electro-magnetic, acoustic, mechanical or other device, wilfully intercepts a private communication is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years.

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