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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"Reeks of massive con"
by charliefrown on Fri 3rd Sep 2010 12:53 UTC
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How can aspiring journalist make such a statement? You should bear in mind that "presumptio innocentiae" principle is a basis of virtually every contemporary law system. Therefore you can not even make any suggestive statements until proven in court. The risk of defraudation ("con") seems to be dead serious charge in business world especially in these uncertain days and it takes only a few words too many to make an impact on company's assets. To me (professional lawyer and OS News enthusiast) the only person who should perform 'reality check' is not Commodore's lawyer, but Thom Holwerda himself.

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