Thursday, October 12, 2017
DreamHost Gets Win In Anti-Trump Website Fight
Los Angeles-based web hosting provider DreamHost has scored a big win in its battle to keep information on visitors to the anti-Trump website disruptj20.org out of the hands of the Department of Justice. According to Dreamhost, the final order from Chief Judge Morin will "protect the constitutional rights of innocent internet users" and allow Dreamhost to redact all identifying information and protect identities of users who interacted with the website. In the ruling, Judge Morin said that the government "does not have the right to rummage through the information contained on DreamHost’s website" to discover the identity of users who were not participating in alleged criminal activity. The Department of Justice had originally sought all visitor identifying information--including IP addresses and any other info--in its case involving protests at the inauguration of President Trump.