IN 2011, APRIL BROWN SHARED A POEM ON A BLOG.
The poem is called “The Dash” by Linda Ellis. That simple act of sharing put her on a collision course with one of the Internet’s most notorious copyright trolls. When the author discovered the post she accused Brown of theft, plagiarism and copyright infringement. Instead of asking Brown to remove the poem or sending a Cease and Desist Order, Ellis threatened to sue Brown in Federal court for $150,000 in damages plus attorney fees. Ellis demanded a payoff of $7,500 if Brown wanted to avoid litigation and the heavier fine and criminal penalties. Brown refused to surrender to the intimidating tactic and chose instead to warn others. The amazing story is chronicled in Poetic Justice.
THE TRUE STORY OF HOW INSPIRATION TURNS INTO INTIMIDATION
Read “The Dash” - it has inspired millions, but DON'T SHARE IT WITH ANYONE! “The Dash” poem may be the most financially damaging piece of literature ever written. If you have already shared it in a newsletter or on the Internet take it down now."
When you receive the Dash Extortion Letter from author Linda Ellis and John W. Jolin remember the 3 Do's -
Do Not Respond. Do Not Be Afraid. Do Tell The World.
Get Poetic Justice.