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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As if we needed another reminder...
by Quietleaf on Thu 2nd Sep 2010 04:31 UTC
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...regarding the amoral nature of many lawyers. Never mind that every first world country protects speech, and never mind that the protection is doubly so when talking about the press. Take one hired-gun lawyer who wants to make his BMW payments, add in a similarly amoral CEO/CFO/whatever, shake and stir, and this is what you get.

I know, "we're just protecting our brand." Whatever. I'm as pro-business as the next person, but it's behavior like this that makes me wish that we had a way to instantly identify lawyers on the street. That way when I see one starving/hit by a car/crunched in his BMW/being attacked by zombies I can know to look the other way.

Some people call it karma.

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