Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 1st Sep 2010 20:24 UTC
Legal Well, this was rather unexpected. As it turns out, Commodore USA's CEO Barry Altman isn't particularly pleased about the article I wrote earlier today in which I placed a considerable amount of scepticism with regards to Commodore USA and its business (and website). He (not his lawyer) sent us a threatening email demanding we take down the article, post a new correction article, the whole shebang. The entire email - as an image, you'll want the original formatting - after the break. Our reply? We refer you to the reply given in the case of Arkell v. Pressdram.
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sad but legitimate
by paolone on Wed 1st Sep 2010 22:03 UTC
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Thom, Thom... there are mistakes that journalists may pay with money, lots of money, and one of these mistakes is frankly doubting about the honesty of a third party (being it a individual or a company), or openly state you don't trust him/her. You can in your mind, but you can't write it and spread it to the world. When dealing with such a matter, you should follow some basic journalism rules, which are "ask everyone you can and inform yourself before, the best way you can", "collect all informations and evidences you need" and then "adhere to the reality and place things as you wish". Altman has all the rights to ask you for removal if the article doesn't lay on solid facts, it's not censorship, is just everybody's right to defend themselves from free criticism and badmouthing.

Let Commodore USA site talk for itself and just look what they are doing next. You might be proven right or wrong, but you won't be hrut by this.

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