Miller Thomson started strategy of blocking employee visits to DonaldBest.CA
I hadn’t noticed but it’s true: visits to DonaldBest.CA from the static IP networks of all the big Toronto law firms stopped a few weeks ago. Apparently the senior partners and management committees don’t want their lawyers and staff reading what is on this website.
Goodness! I wonder why? (He said knowingly. For clues read Anonymous online threats against 82 year old widow originated from Miller Thomson Law Office and Miller Thomson LLP client claims lawyer Andrew Roman suggested anonymous publication of privileged documents.)
Hmmmm…. haven’t seen any visits lately from the Law Society of Upper Canada either. Let me check… Oh yes. Once someone tells you where to look, things become quite clear.
A big thank you to ‘A little birdie’ who contacted me while sitting in a Tim Hortons somewhere.
It’s nice to know that I have support from inside some of Canada’s largest law firms.
Dear Mr. Best,
Do you wonder why visits from big law firms dropped off the chart? I’ll tell you why.
The big five IT sections coordinated their web filters to block visits to donaldbest.ca. Miller Thomson started and the rest followed. signed:
A little birdie
P.S. Keep up the good work!
UPDATE: The Streisand Effect
Another reader commented on this story:
This story will spread like wildfire in the legal community. What could be so bad that law offices have to block their employees from seeing it?
Hasn’t anyone at Miller Thomson heard of the Streisand Effect?
How long is it going to take before lawyers realize that the simple act of trying to repress something they don’t like online is likely to make it so that something that most people would never, ever see (like a photo of a urinal in some random beach resort) is now seen by many more people? Let’s call it the Streisand Effect. <<<Wikipedia link
— Mike Masnick