Unfortunately for quite a few of his victims, individual ISPs have not always had the time or the resources to investigate Mr. Wollmann and his numerous complaints.
Some ISPs have therefore responded to the complaints by warning their customers and/or proposing various types of restrictions to their customers' Internet access. For example, some customers were told they would be prohibiting from posting in certain newsgroups. Another had his email privileges revoked when complaints were sent to his ISP's upline provider These ISP responses effectively result in censorship by Mr. Wollmann, to which the writers of these pages are opposed.
Some of the people affected have in the past responded to their ISPs by making appeals to newsgroups where Mr. Wollmann has clearly demonstrated his abuse. Good Samaritans have then composed individual letters with evidence of Mr. Wollmann's lack of credibility and extensive history of Net Abuse and spurious complaints, and sent these to the person who asked for assistance and to the Internet providers involved.
Composing these letters has been a time-consuming and duplicative process. This web site is an effort to consolidate what would in the past have been written and sent by numerous individuals on a case-by-case basis. Great pains have been taken to provide a truthful and unassailable grouping of the facts concerning Ed Wollman's history of Net Abuse.
In any investigation of a complaint, the final decision is obviously to be made by the individual ISP. But that decision can be more easily made once the pertinent and relevant information is at hand.
"Mr. Wollmann seems sadly ignorant of the legal doctrine of "unclean hands". Essentially what it means is that a court will not grant relief to one who complains of being damaged if the complainant has himself engaged in abuse related to the cause of action." -Jason Barr, PBI Policy Manager