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Author Topic: Public Citizen Responds To Prosper's Threats Against prosperreport.com  (Read 23586 times)
112233
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« on: December 24, 2007, 05:41:00 pm »

more info at www.prosperreport.com

ETA

direct link to letter
http://www.prosperreport.com/letter_to_james_gale.pdf
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« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2007, 05:56:14 pm »

^5

Attorneys always make so much sense,..
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« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2007, 06:00:19 pm »

I love the response!
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« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2007, 06:01:53 pm »

Gee, I bet they never expected you would get a lawyer or something.   Grin

Best of luck with this.
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« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2007, 06:02:37 pm »

I also love the response!
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« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2007, 06:35:16 pm »

A very spirited and intelligent letter. 

It affirmed what I had believed, that to establish trademark infringement,  someone must have the intention of making a profit.   The letter from Prosper was bluster and bravado, designed to intimidate.  This lawyer dealt with that aspect of things, too.  Bravo!   

If Prosper has any sense, they'll drop such ludicrous attempts to monitor the free speech of others on other websites.  They can censor people in their own forum to their hearts' content; but they would do well to know the limits of both decency and the law. 
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« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2007, 07:03:00 pm »

I have to admit, it was great to read each and every word of the letter.

Well done!

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« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2007, 07:08:55 pm »


Sweet, wonderfully sweet.  And precisely what Prosper deserves for such deeply unprincipled and sleazy behavior.

My favorite line is:  "Although your client may believe that it can invoke trademark laws to block public access to criticism while allowing access to praist, this belief is sorely mistaken."

I like the entire letter, though.

And my donation of $50 to the Public Citizen Litigation Group, earmarked for defense of prosperreport.com, will go out in Wednesday's mail.  Nice going, 112233



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« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2007, 07:11:29 pm »

That letter needs to be placed somewhere Google has a chance to index it.
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« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2007, 07:39:47 pm »

Very nice work by the Public Citizen Litigation Group. 
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« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2007, 07:47:43 pm »

That letter is full of win.
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« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2007, 08:33:12 pm »

I hope the letter sufficiently expresses "Prosper, get real.  You don't want to litigate this and face (1) tremendous public embarrassment; and (2) an almost certain loss" to cause Gale to play Brave Sir Robin.

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« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2007, 08:35:49 pm »

Prosper is going to have to stop promoting third party sites (and stop employing owners of third party sites) before Prosper's complaints can be taken seriously at all. Prosper's demands are transparent jackassery.
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« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2007, 08:52:29 pm »

That letter needs to be placed somewhere Google has a chance to index it.

Absoluteley.  A good start might be to post the contents of the letter in text format (not a .pdf) here on the Public Boards.  Also, is prosperreport.com itself Googled?  If so, the letter should be posted in text form there too.
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« Reply #14 on: December 24, 2007, 09:03:11 pm »

Nice! I will mail a check as well on Wednesday.
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