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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Karitku
Member since:
2006-01-12

Lol, ever saw sites from small tech companies, they suck! But just because they suck doesn't mean you can call there business shady. I think Thom, once again, made himself fool by pulling this as "evidence". But I guess Barry decided to raise bets by pulling "suing CEO" card, not wise. But then again he does shed some light. Hyperion Entertaiment has never sued them, nor have they made any statement in there site, just small post on Amiga forum which I would call highly SHADY.

The Good: Fixing false information on Thoms original article
The Bad: Waving "I sue" card immidiatly.

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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Lol, ever saw sites from small tech companies, they suck! But just because they suck doesn't mean you can call there business shady. I think Thom, once again, made himself fool by pulling this as "evidence".

Err. It's okay for a website to look bad, but when they have stolen images in there... well, THAT'S what I would indeed call shady, would you not?

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yardstickwhack Member since:
2010-09-02

"Err. It's okay for a website to look bad, but when they have stolen images in there... well, THAT'S what I would indeed call shady, would you not?"

Not necessarily. I've worked for small tech companies that have been far from shady, but have had poorly made websites and not the best practices with sourcing, because of an insistence by the CEO's to build the websites themselves(sp?). Once a real web developer was hired, things became much more professional, but I could see how many would interpret the site as a sign that the company was shady. Even I, not being a web developer, could have made the sites much better.

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umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

It's okay for a website to look bad, but when they have stolen images in there... well, THAT'S what I would indeed call shady, would you not?


Didn't we just go through this?! It's not stealing! It's copyright infringement ;)

Ok, sorry, couldn't resist...

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