The Citizen Media Law Project has unveiled the Legal Threats Database, a collection of a growing number of lawsuits, cease-and-desist letters and other legal challenges faced by those engaging in online speech.

The database can be accessed at It is updated daily and already contains hundreds of entries from 35 states and nine countries. The threats range from copyright infringement lawsuits filed against bloggers to cease-and-desist letters claiming defamation sent to users of the MySpace social networking Web site.

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