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[3]: What is your reply Thom?
by gus3 on Thu 2nd Sep 2010 03:41 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: What is your reply Thom?"
gus3
Member since:
2010-09-02

Oh, puh-leaze. Thom gave this pathetic "threat" (copied and pasted from Chilling Effects, line breaks and highlights preserved so very well) exactly the response it deserved.

And now that this ploy is exposed, have you noticed their CTO begging everyone to "Take a chill pill" in a later thread? That's an attempt at damage control, one that deserves Eliyahu's eloquent reply.

Commodore USA needs to remember the First Rule of Holes: "When you find yourself in one, stop digging."

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tunkaflux Member since:
2006-01-25

Which thread is that?

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gus3 Member since:
2010-09-02

It's the thread titled, "Take a chill pill". Your browser's search function should be able to find it.

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joshv Member since:
2006-03-18

Thom most certainly made some unsubstantiated and defamatory accusations. Does that mean he's wrong? No, he could be right. But even if he is right it's unprofessional to publish such accusations unless you have proof. I have no idea if what Thom did was legally classifiable as libel or slander, but it's not professional journalism.

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Adam S Member since:
2005-04-01

I have no idea if what Thom did was legally classifiable as libel or slander, but it's not professional journalism.


You realize this is essentially a blog run by hobbiests, right? Not "professional journalists?"

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

I have no idea if what Thom did was legally classifiable as libel or slander, but it's not professional journalism.


Yes, because "professional" journalists never go hard on someone or something. Never-ever.

Guess you don't read the paper.

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