My question involves defamation in the state of: United Kingdom / United States.
Hello. I am a resident of Scotland in the UK, but my issue really pertains to a website that I believe is hosted in America behind a reverse proxy.
Ever since early 2008, I have been the victim of harassment by a website entitled Encyclopedia Dramatica. They basically have a wiki that people can edit and it looks at first sight to be a clone of Wikipedia. Somebody started up an article about me in January of that year, posting about the forums I got banned from, posting pictures of myself and quoting things I said on forums and in emails, etc. They've done this to countless other people too. Their disclaimer claims they are about satire, but they are in fact just hosting abusive content.
About 6 months before the site was replaced by a new site by its owner in 2011, I got the article about myself deleted at long last after I finally found out who their hosting provider was and I filed a DMCA report, which meant that by American law, the images had to be removed. I'd been receiving help from someone on a blog who was monitoring their illegal antics. If I needed help on finding their host, he or she had an e-mail address on the blog that I could write to.
Then they backed up all the content and relocated to a .ch server, but the guy who ran it got in trouble with the law shortly there after because he was responsible for hacking popular websites. He was in the UK tabloids. Furthermore, they moved to Sweden and ever since then, I've had absolutely no luck on getting the page about myself deleted. Some of the administrators of ED have websites that are hosted in America, including srsvsp.com, but they use a website called CloudFlare to mask their real host and it also somehow hides all their outgoing traffic so they cannot be traced. They also add in false WHOIS information, like a made up name, address and telephone number. Even their abuse e-mail address is false, because when you write to it, one of the ED staff responds with an arrogant reply.
Their current address is encyclopediadramatica.se, but I am sure they are actually hosted in America and just use that link to make people believe they're in Sweden. In the past, CloudFlare used to just give up the name of their host, but now they want people to send government issued I.D. which could result in my details being put up online if the abuse is not dealt with successfully. Since they are apparently hosted in Sweden, according to that link, they do not have DMCA rules in that country. So my question is, can I sue CloudFlare for allowing the use of their services to host abuse?