Posted by Jeff from bgp01107368bgs.wbrmfd01.mi.comcast.net (188.8.131.52) on Friday, July 12, 2002 at 12:27PM :
The John Does Anonymous Foundation, Inc. (?the Foundation?) is a nonprofit public corporation established for the purpose of monitoring and ensuring privacy protection of the Public Forum, by identifying and exposing constitutional (legal) abuses and civil liberty violations being undertaken by institutions such as certain government agencies and corporate entities, including many publicly traded corporations. Education and activism are the primary tools to meet this purpose.
Hand in hand with combating these abuses, the Foundation recognizes the necessity of educating licensed legal professionals relating to recent changes in cyber law. Among the Foundation's activities has been the organization of a national referral network. Through this network, the Foundation can assist ?Does? in locating competent legal counsel, frequently on a pro bono basis, to defend, or assist in the defense, of Does who have been improperly attacked by plaintiffs who bring frivolous lawsuits for the purpose of silencing their critics on the internet Attorneys who are interested in defending this type of litigation in their practice, and who are willing to accept some cases on a pro bono or reduced fee basis, should contact the directors of the foundation at the telephone number below.
Pursuant also to the general goals and Mission Statement, the Foundation licenses to internet service providers (ISP?s), web hosting services, and businesses and organizations providing internet web content to the public, a certification seal acknowledging the Foundation's approval that the licensed web site meets the Foundation's higher standards of privacy and security for use of the internet by the general public. The Foundation receives revenue as a result of these licensing activities, which contributes to the support of the Foundation. While promoting the concept of open speech and access to all citizens, the Foundation itself does not lobby and does not engage in any political persuasion or debate.
In addition to block grants from other agencies and organizations, the Foundation relies upon individual donations from the public. The Foundation is an exempt charitable public corporation under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Tax Code, and all donations by U.S. citizens and residents are normally tax deductible. For information on how to contribute to John Does Anonymous Foundation, contact us at:
Phone (503) 639-4334
Fax (503) 639-4795
Donations can be mailed by check made payable to:
John Does Anonymous Foundation
9790 SW Pembrook St.
Portland, OR 97224
Unless the donation is made anonymously, a receipt will be sent by return mail for your records. However, information regarding all donors will be kept strictly confidential.
The Foundation has future goals of opening local subchapters in Florida, Virginia, New York, and California, venues in which internet-related ?John Doe? litigation appears to be especially active. Legal professionals or law firms interested in assisting in the establishment of local chapters should call the numbers above.
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