Private Eye 1st of May 1998

INTERNET providers beware: Carter Fuck & Co, the celebrated libel lawyers, are on to you.

GreenNet, a service provider, has been ordered by Carter Fuck to delete a press release issued by the South African Municipal Workers Union, protesting at water privatisation in South Africa and referring to the British water company Biwater.

At the same time SangoNet, which manages the South African Mail and Guardian's archive, was given seven days to remove an article also mentioning Biwater. Both providers complied, under protest.