It is almost as if the world is itching for another hosting provider that, to borrow perversely from H. L. Mencken's "The New Poetry Movement" spits upon its hands, hoists the black flag, and begins slitting throats. And, it seems, some of the world would like that hosting provider to be Righthaven.com.
We are very excited to have taken delivery of the second set of Righthaven.com servers this week. By now the techs are diligently assembling everything and making them ready to drop into cabinets in our Swiss datacenter. After not-very-long debate and given our experience (and that of our upstream provider) with their hardware, we have elected to make Righthaven.com a Supermicro shop. We are big fans of the gang over there. (Hi guys and gals!)
1. trans. To turn the tables on.
2. To inflict total karmic defeat upon, especially by means of an opponent's purported strengths.
3. To reclaim a maligning term and adopt it as a banner.
4. @righthavened; see: Twitter
A favorite tactic of proponents of more expansive and more intrusive control over digital communications is to equate any skeptical inquiry into their methods and motives with being "Anti-IP," in favor of "piracy" or "theft." Anyone bold enough to ask tough questions or otherwise question the wisdom of grand schemes of central control is tarred and feathered as being on the side of willful and blatant infringers of intellectual property rights. And why not?
Historically this tactic has been remarkably effective in branding opponents and chilling further discussion on the topic. Throw a little bit of xenophobia, "for the children" and "terrorism" (all three were hauled out at one time or another by various SOPA and PIPA advocates) and you have the makings of a very potent distortion campaign. This goes a long way to explaining the sort of tweets that had been emanating until recently from the personal twitter account of Righthaven.com Crystal Jellyfish nominee Christine Jones, Executive Vice President, Corporate Secretary, and General Counsel of GoDaddy.
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Protection from Evil Foreigners, Boundless Extraterritoriality, and Apple Pie
Christine Jones distinguished herself by actions of exceptionally yielding flaccidity in late 2011 and the early weeks of 2012 while serving as an Executive Vice President, Corporate Secretary and General Counsel at the United States based hosting provider "GoDaddy" where her duties included managing all legal affairs of GoDaddy as well as the Domain Services, Network Abuse, Government Relations, Compliance and Legal departments.