In an effort to shed some light on why Matthew Chan became so irritated with Linda Ellis and why he took a hard line stance against her and the Dash extortion scheme. This post was written on the Extortion Letter Info forum home page on January 17, 2013. Linda had been lurking on ELI using aliases. She had been posting in her own defense and the ELI members essentially figured out that she was behind the posts and began mocking her. She thought she could come on the forum and garner sympathy. She even contacted Matthew to tell her side of the story. The interview only revealed how far she has strayed down the copyright troll road. Her revenge was to shut down the ELI forum. Well, that didn't shut us up either. Next came the charge that Matthew Chan was stalking and harassing her, then a hearing and the order was granted, then overturned by the Georgia Supreme Court.
"This report and commentary is long overdue but it couldn’t be helped due to the sensitivity of the communication and work being done the last few days. We simply could not openly report all the details we are now going to share. On Thursday, July 17, 2013, I received a surprising “Abuse” email notification from my web hosting provider. I immediately distributed this email internally to the ELI Defense Team.
We have received a number of third party content complaints regarding material hosted on your account. We have no problem with the premise of your forum and with you posting factual information about a complainant.
After reviewing your forum it appears that you and some of your members have crossed the line of our Hosting Agreement, with respect to Stalking and Harassment. Specifically posting pictures of individuals homes, their address, and thinly veiled threats is not acceptable and cannot remain on the service. The content in violation of our acceptable use policy needs to be removed immediately. In addition, your members should be instructed that posting of this kind of content is not acceptable.
We greatly appreciate your assistance in quickly resolving this matter.
When I got this email, I immediately suspected that the complaints came from the Linda Ellis camp but without further information, I was uncertain as to who might have issued a complaint to my web hosting provider. I exercised careful restraint in what I would publicly say.
My reply to the web hosting provider was the following." (the rest of the story)