Breaking news: Update Darkspilver May 6th hearing

by ZindagiNaMilegiDobaara 21 Replies latest jw friends

  • ZindagiNaMilegiDobaara

    On May 6th, 2019 Watch Tower Attorney Paul Polidoro faced off against anonymous Reddit user DarkSpilver, represented by EFF, the Electronic Frontier Foundation.


    Polidoro, noted for his appearance in the Supreme court case of Watchtower versus Stratton Ohio, now represents Watch Tower of Pennsylvania in their efforts to flush out the inside leak sources of documents, videos and images.

    These documents and other sensitive information have been leaked to the public and reposted by dozens of individuals since 2017. Watch Tower is deeply concerned about the internal moles leaking this information, since much of it has been used by whistleblowers to reveal Watch Tower's private internal policies and procedures.

    Included in the leaks are Publisher ID and Records Management materials which reveal the extent of Jehovah's Witness data collection and management prodedures, including the destruction of documents.

    Jehovah's Witnesses have come under intense scrutiny for their failure to report child abuse across the globe, not only in mandatory reporting states, but in every location where clergy members are not required to report.

    The dangerous policies of the Jehovah's Witness organization have resulted in a significant movement among current and former members to expose the organization and force transparency.

    Current members with high-level access to Watch Tower documents have risked expulsion and legal recourse for their efforts.

    The Electronic Frontier Foundation's attorney Alex Moss represented the unidentified Darkspilver Redditor in defense of the motion to quash Watch Tower's subpoena to unmask his identity.

    Listen closely as both sides make their case, and the judge seeks to understand the issues involved.

    Freedom of Speech versus alleged copyright infringement- you be the judge

  • ZindagiNaMilegiDobaara

    they claim it's not a witchhunt, while simultaneously admitting that their purpose is to make an example of Darkspilver.


  • neat blue dog
    neat blue dog

    If they found his identity, I wonder if WT would refrain from disfellowshipping him just because of the bad PR involved.

  • DesirousOfChange

    If they found his identity, I wonder if WT would refrain from disfellowshipping him just because of the bad PR involved.

    I think they should be getting accustomed to all the bad PR. LOL

  • days of future passed
    days of future passed

    Why they didn't leave it in Jehovahs hands?

    Best comment on the thread.

  • days of future passed
    days of future passed

    What ever happened to -

    Don't take your brother to court? Shouldn't they allow themselves to be wronged instead of going in the public court? Isn't it "all together a defeat?"

    Therefore indeed it is already altogether a defeat for you that you have lawsuits among one another. Why not rather suffer wrong? Why not rather be defrauded? 1 cor 6:7

    Oh that's right, that's only for the lowly Jw's. My brother in law was cheated out of thousands because of that scripture.

  • shadow

    anyone know what the 2 documents are?

  • wannaexit

    ..So Polidori works for watchtower of Penn which is not affiliated with the religious part. What a snake in the grass.

  • Tahoe
  • Sea Breeze
    Sea Breeze

    JW's spend billions of man-hours each year trying to get people to actually read WT literature and now they are upset that people are actually reading it .... just not the way they want?

    If they do not intend to punish Darkspilver by demanding that his family disown him as they claim, why is it so important to their attorneys that they learn his identity?

    Answer: They want to put out a contract on his head just like any other criminal organization would. Like the mafia, you can join but you can never leave. No, they don't use bullets. They demand shunning by their families. It many ways it is far worse. Because you witness their death every day over and over again.

    Just a reminder for everyone..... Freedom of Speech a'int Free. It is very costly.

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