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: "Reeks of massive con"
by gus3 on Fri 3rd Sep 2010 14:16 UTC in reply to ""Reeks of massive con""
gus3
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2010-09-02

First of all, this isn't a court of law, and your invocation of "presumption of innocence" applies only in criminal cases.

Second, in the USA, the truth is an absolute defense against accusations of slander and libel, and since this site is registered by a USA corporation, CommodoreUSA must prove that Thom affirmatively stated a fiction as fact.

Third, Thom's opinion has been borne out by the reaction from CommodoreUSA. They have only themselves to blame for that.

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RE[2]: "Reeks of massive con"
by rcsteiner on Fri 3rd Sep 2010 17:52 in reply to "RE: "Reeks of massive con""
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2005-07-12

While Thom might have a good defense, at least here in the US, that doesn't make him (or OSNews, or whoever) immune from the expense of defending his statements in court if the company in question decides to press the issue.

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