Another day, another case of the DMCA being used to try to censor people. The details here are not entirely clear, but James Litwin points us to a report about how someone -- and, tragically, the party is never actually named -- filed a DMCA takedown notice
to Blogger to try to take down Ian Musgrave's Astroblogger site
. Apparently some folks who believe that the Comet Elenin represents the end of the world (or something, I'm not following the nutty end-of-the-worlders on what their latest issues are) were upset that Ian and others were using actual science (*gasp!* *no!*) to debunk some of the claims that were being made. Musgrave notes that he wasn't the only one, and some others who also wrote about Elenin received takedowns as well
. Thankfully the site is back up, but it's scary how frequently people now use the DMCA to stifle speech.