Can I point out to the media, Cameron Slater, and for that matter the legal dimwits at the West Auckland site Lauda Finem.
I don’t own The Standard. I haven’t even owned the domain name for more than 6 years. I used to own the domain up until 2010. But that was signed over in that year to be the property of The Standard Trust.
Statements from Cameron Slater and repeated in the media like this are quite inaccurate
Slater sought a court order to keep his name and the details of this case secret forever. However Newshub and others, including the owner of The Standard, fought him in court and won.
Read the about.
Who are you?
We’re a cooperative who saw a gap in the New Zealand political blogosphere and decided that we should have a go at filling it here at The Standard blog site. We write here in our personal capacities and the opinions that are expressed on the blog are individual unless expressly stated otherwise (see the policy). We do not write on behalf of any organization. Legally this website is owned by The Standard Trust, an entity set up by the authors to own The Standard’s url and handle any advertising revenue.
This has essentially been the statement on the site since 2010 – read the Wayback Engine. The Standard Trust has Mike Smith and myself as trustees and was formed to take control of any revenue and donations on behalf of the site and for the authors and commenters who make up its community.
I am neither the publisher (except for my own posts and occasional comments) or even the editor of the site. We have a pile of ‘editors’. I am one of its two administrators with complete rights over the site itself. Since I run the hardware and software for the site, I am also its sysop or system operator or its ISP.
Now I know that Cameron Slater likes to present himself as some kind of an expert on The Standard. But to put it frankly, he has no idea about the site and appears to be guided more by paranoia and the morally repugnant way that he himself operates. He appears to have never even read the about.
After all he seems to think that there are secrets on my home server and in The Standard’s files that we keep concealed.
Why don’t you say who you are?
Some of the authors here use their real names, but others choose to blog under a pseudonym for a variety of reasons. Some of us have professional reasons for doing so, others of us are reluctant to expose ourselves to the kind of personal threats sometimes made online. Those of us using pseudonyms discussed this issue long and hard before we began and came down on the side of anonymity. We hope you can see why. You might also want to contemplate the implications of this link.
The link is to a post from back in 2008 describing Cameron Slater acting like a stupid anti-social arsehole disclosing peoples addresses. It followed a number of previous incidents and shows his path to subsequent incidents.
His repeated idiotic anti-social and often unlawful behaviours ultimately lead to 9 convictions for breaching name suppression. It also led directly to the book “Dirty Politics” after someone got pissed off enough at him to hack his computers after he gloated about the tragic death of a west coaster..
Of course this career criminal still hasn’t learnt. This morning, he breached name suppression again by issuing a statement early via the West Auckland website Lauda Finem.
In eight and half years neither The Standard Trust nor I have been convicted or taken diversion for anything in criminal or civil court. Unlike Cameron Slater and some other bloggers, we don’t deliberately or even by accident break any laws.
Sure I am for the first time having to deal with a legal fool in court who seems to think, like some media, that I am the site. Apparently this close mate of Cameron Slater’s also hasn’t read our about. Probably he was the one on Lauda Finem who was stupid enough to put up the name suppression violating notice from Cameron Slater this morning.