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How the EPO Muzzled Critical Media: The Case of IP Kat

Number of posts per month plotted, with key events superimposed

IP Kat timeline: Pompidou EPO and Battistelli/Campinos EPO; Social 'dialogue'

Summary: Social 'dialogue' at the EPO seems to revolve around threats, abuse, and censorship; even the last remaining blogs which criticised the EPO have been muzzled (IP Kat is not run by the same people anymore)

FRAMING things in a concise, visual term can help. Hence we've produced the above timeline.

The European Patent Office (EPO) is run by a "Mafia". I saw it. I was on the receiving end too (although they lack authority over me). They sent several law firms to bully me, even with someone whose surname is iconically enough "Capone", based in London. They did this repeatedly, hoping to intimidate me (even the same year Jeremy left his own blog). There's a backstory or two...

"They sent several law firms to bully me, even with someone whose surname is iconically enough "Capone", based in London."Today's IP Kat is nothing like it used to be. It's still defending Benoît Battistelli and whitewashing António Campinos. Even deleting comments, however polite, that mention the violations of those two, then censoring new ones! That's really how bad it has become! The other site founded by IP Kat's founder went along the same trajectory, as we last noted earlier today. There's no "Kat" anymore; nothing "kitty" about litigation people, who do photo ops with Battistelli whilst promoting his illegal and unconstitutional UPC project (which he hoped to lead).

"Considering the apathy the EU has shown towards EPO abuses and aggression against the media, what are we supposed to think?"It's like a form of entryism. I used to exchange E-mails with "Merpel", but she's no longer there. The blog is now run by people who delete every comment that I attempt to post there. It's not surprising that rarely do we see opposition to software patents in Europe over there; or any mentions of EPO corruption.

The EPO not only bribed many publishers; it also bullied many. And the results are spectacular. Recently, in light of a particular "World Day" (not "IP"), the EU celebrated the rights of the press and of journalism/ists. Considering the apathy the EU has shown towards EPO abuses and aggression against the media, what are we supposed to think? The EPO not only bribes the media; it also bullies it. It even bullies bloggers. Even ones who are outside the EU. It's no better than the Communist Party of China looking to not only remotely censor but also self-censor its critics abroad (making them too terrified to talk, not only blocked in China). After the EPO had already blocked my site across several countries (all EPOnia branches) it also tried to stop my writings as if it has the authority to tell me what I can and cannot write.


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