Now website organizers are trying to raise a few thousand dollars to pursue arguments in a court case that would solidify the foundation for Internet free speech in Canada, a case they won at the trial court level but saw reversed on appeal because the judges wanted to address “a number of public interest and legal issues.”
The operators of the Free Dominion website are asking supporters for help in raising an estimated $14,000 they need right away for the fight.
“We need to raise $14,000 immediately to pay court costs and we will need to raise more funds for experts and for legal expenses for the trial.
“Oddly, although going through a full trial will be an expensive and time consuming process for us, we are pleased with their finding.
“We see it as a golden opportunity to make important fundamental law that will protect Internet users across Canada, and beyond our borders.”
Several of the current disputes arose in a complaint that targeted a 2007 statement regarding radical Islam.