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How 10times respond, protect and defend the subpoenas & legal notices

Publicising legal action or threats by specific organizers

Mini Chaturvedi avatar
Written by Mini Chaturvedi
Updated over a week ago

At 10times, we may take actions/steps to alert our users and publicly warn our community if we believe an organiser, companies, event owners or related persons may be inappropriately using the legal system to suppress free speech by threatening or pursuing legal action against us. 10times will review the subpoena and the information it requests. 10times generally objects to subpoenas and appears in court, if necessary, to defend our users’ right to free speech and free access to public available information.

When we receive notice of a legal demand, subpoena, or court filing involving 10times, we consider whether the issue are squarely within our Community Guidelines. If so, this means that they are squarely within our members' rights to share their opinions, host event information and we may respond with one or more of the following if we feel it's appropriate:

  • We may issue a press release about the matter.

  • We may write a blog post on 10times (which may include links to the reviews at issue and the demand letter or court document).

  • We may post an alert about the legal threat or proceeding on the event's/company's profile page in order to inform others researching the company or event as a potential participant. 

In addition, companies considering legal action should be aware that these cases tend to attract media interest - and the resulting coverage invariably draws more attention to the negative towards events, event reviews, or to company is seeking to remove. This phenomenon is well documented outside of 10times and the industry and is named The Streisand Effect.

This FAQ is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. You should not rely upon this information without seeking advice from an attorney who is competent in the relevant field of law.

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