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 www.citmedialaw.org/database. 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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