Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Wiley Interscience "Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture" SLAPPs Retrospectacle
0xDE, Gene Expression, gnxp, Good Math, Bad Math, Greedy, Greedy Algorithms, Respectful Insolence, and romunov are reportings that Shelly Batts (a U of Michigan Neuroscience PhD candidate) has been threatened with lawyers after writing a critical interpretation of a recent article.
Shelly not joins me and other bloggers are being threatened with strategic lawsuits against public participation (SLAPPs). I hope she stands up for herself. The academic and applied consequence of these nuisance lawsuits is increasingly well known. Just google "JL Kirk," for example, to find out what happens when lawyers threaten bloggers after a negative review.
Of course, there's no need to search the internet for that stuff. It also hits the paper and the tv news.