I run a handful of Scientology-watchdog sites. One of them, Truth About Scientology, collects, summarizes, and analyzes information about individuals who have taken Scientology courses, using data published in Scientology magazines. (The site is linked in the second link in this MetaTalk comment
, if seeing it will help answer this question.)
I have taken care to understand and comply with US law in everything I post.
Nevertheless, from time to time I get Cease and Desist notices from lawyers.
I've occasionally submitted the C&Ds to ChillingEffects.org (especially the more patently indefensible ones).
I've thought about posting them on the website itself, as well. (So far, I've only posted one: the 2001 trademark complaint from Scientology.)
My goal in doing so would be similar to the purpose Chilling Effects serves - to show that protected speech is sometimes threatened, and to show others who publish controversial information that simply receiving a C&D doesn't necessarily mean the info or the site has to be removed.
Should I post some or all of the C&Ds I get? Why or why not?
Answers from lawyers and folks with controversial sites would be especially appreciated. I promise not to take any responses as official legal advice of the sort that I would (and do) get from my actual legal advisors.