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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RE: sad but legitimate
by Soulbender on Thu 2nd Sep 2010 03:22 UTC in reply to "sad but legitimate"
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there are mistakes that journalists may pay with money

Well, a) OSnews is not an american newspaper and b) Thom is not a journalist.
Sure, Altman has the right to ask but Thom and osnews has the right to ignore him. Especially if osnews is not hosted in the U.S. (Is it? I dunno)
Thom is allowed to express his opinions in any way and form he see fit.

is just everybody's right to defend themselves from free criticism

Defending yourself from criticism would mean refuting Thom's claim, not just sending a blanket takedown notice. Of course, anyone with half a brain can see that it IS a very shady outfit so there's no real defense available to them.

Edited 2010-09-02 03:24 UTC

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