I’ve mentioned in passing that anti-stalking laws are often used to squelch criticism, and this is a good example. Ellis’s complaint is that Chan (and his commenters) are talking about her in ways they should not be. In fact, one of Ellis’s qualms seemed to be that Chan’s site ranked highly in search results, and as a result, people searching for Ellis online would be more likely to see the critical statements about her on Chan’s site. Ellis’s lawyer (or perhaps amicus who argued supporting Ellis) likened Chan’s actions to spray painting an epithet on a high school kid’s locker, or to a “virtual cross burning” [yikes .. strained analogy alert!]."
I guess it is an official foursome. Robert Krausankas of Copyright-Trolls.com has once again released his latest post about the Dash Poet, Linda Ellis, entitled, “Poet” Linda Ellis has an Obsession Issue”. Robert’s post includes ALL of the Dash Poet’s “cyber-strafing” screenshots that I commented on. It appears clear that Robert has chosen to publicly stand alongside me, April Brown, and Greg Troy in speaking out and fighting back the Dash Poet smear propaganda that was first directed at April in an effort to dissuade her from releasing her book, “Poetic Justice”, and myself for my outspoken support of April. (read more)
It has been totally unexpected that the Dash Poet, Linda Ellis, has begun her one-woman campaign against April Brown as “warnings” to be cautious in what she writes about Ms. Ellis in the book “Poetic Justice”. It goes without saying that stating opinions, no matter how disagreeable or politically incorrect it might be, is perfectly legal. It is also perfectly appropriate for an author like April to convey stories told to her by other victims of the The Dash Poem Extortion Scheme. more
It seems I just can’t stay away from April Brown, author of “Poetic Justice”. There seems to be something new happening almost every day for the past week that requires me to discuss or write about April. Before too long, people are going to think I have an “obsession” for April. For now, the current accusation by the Dash Poet is that April is “obsessed” with her because April decided to write a book about her. My thinking is that when your email inbox and phone rings nearly every week for the last two years from strangers wanting to complain about the Dash Poet, her henchman John W. Jolin, or one of her nasty $7,500 extortion letters, it doesn’t make it easy to ignore. There is just something a tad bit annoying about listening to unhappy stories from people being scared into paying thousands of dollars just because you liked a poem enough to post on a website. (read more)
Greg Troy, Founder of CABALAW offers insights into Linda Ellis's latest rampage.
"As I said, this started a couple weeks ago with April’s announcement. Ellis created two smear websites about April, JustFreeSpeech Smear Site by Linda Ellis the first called JustFreeSpeech which she kept up a few days before taking it down. The second site was LindaLogic which she refers to as a “Random Brain Dump” site. One of the links was entitled Obsession, the underlying page is still there but she removed the title and link from the home page. At the same time she took down JustFreeSpeech, Ellis also took out a Google Adword campaign for at least the fourth time so when anyone searching for April Brown’s Charity Auction World or April Brown Auctioneer, the first link would be a Google ad sponsored by Ellis. The user would click on it thinking they were going to April’s website and would then be taken to the JustFreeSpeech smear page. She also started making several posts on April’s “Get Poetic Justice” Facebook page that included leaving the links to her smear pages. I have documented this attack on April already so there is no need to cover it again here."
If Linda Ellis is so afraid of Matthew Chan, Why Does She Keep Taunting Him - Guest blogger Greg Troy
In my last article, I told you about how Marietta Georgia author, poet and copyright troll Linda Ellis had launched a smear campaign against April Brown in an attempt to intimidate her into not publishing her upcoming book, “Poetic Justice”. Since then, Brown has received wide-ranging support from the community with contributing articles from myself, Matthew Chan of Extortion Letter Info (ELI) and Defiantly.net and others. When all of this started three years ago, April Brown was the only one out there spreading the word to current and potential victims until she reached out to Chan and ELI. ELI offers information and support for victims of settlement demand letters; April started sharing information about Ellis, her poem and extortion settlement demand letter program and things really started taking off. Ellis had as much, if not more, information about her heavy-handed copyright operation showing up in Google search results as she did her own information. Before April Brown started leading the charge to gather information and post it on ELI, I don’t think Ms. Ellis had ever really faced any real opposition from her victims. More and more victims started coming forward telling their stories and sharing their experiences of dealing with Ellis. (read more)
As many of you know my good friend and colleague in the fight to end copyright extortion, April Brown has come under attack in recent days from Marietta Georgia Speaker, author, poet and my opinion copyright extortionist Linda Ellis. Ms. Ellis is trying to intimidate Ms. Brown into not releasing her new book called Poetic Justice. Ms. Ellis is most known for her poem entitled The Dash which is about a man looking at a tombstone’s birth date and death date and realizing that the dash in between represents a person’s life. The poem goes on to suggest what is important in life and the way one should live your dash. (read more)