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A certain company is threatening to sue SDN...hmmm

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Premed2003, Jun 21, 2002.

  1. Premed2003

    Premed2003 Senior Member
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    I'm not mentioning the company, but it seems that a certain company has threatened to sue. Does anyone else think that this is totally outrageous? Why can't people post their opinions on the internet without having a whole forum shut down because people might not like their products. Personally, I liked their products but when people decide what to use, they should have opinions on all products available. Is this certain company really so insecure that they have to sue a forum if don't like what they read?

    There are many negative things said on forums such as these...people sometimes don't like AMCAS. Should AMCAS sue SDN? What about med schools? Should they sue SDN because someone might not like the school? Or people! hmmm...I've read people disagreeing with people. Should those said people sue?

    This is totally ridiculous, and almost laughable if it weren't so disturbing. :rolleyes:
     
  2. Premed2003

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    And...this certain company also continuously says what is wrong with other companies. Why don't other companies sue this one company?
     
  3. markus

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    I'm confused, who is this company
     
  4. Ryo-Ohki

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    Deleted in the oft chance that there is a suit against SDN.

    *likes SDN*
     
  5. oldman

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    ok there are 14336 registered users. how many do you think are thinking of applying? i'd say a lot. also many lurkers read this site. by threatening to sue and making us potential customer's mad, a company risks losing lots of business.
     
  6. Premed2003

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    Ryo, please delete mentioning the name!!
     
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    While not mentioning a company either, it doesn't surprise me that one might want to sue if things aren't going their way. Hypothetically speaking, it can also be perceived as being laughable when a substantial part of a company's website is dedicated to accusing a competitor of writing false book reviews. I would assume that there are more important things to do than worry about the few lost sales here, like helping current customers attain their goals. But maybe that's just me.

    Independent of their product quality, such behavior is enough to not want to use any of their products and/or services.

    I understand being upset that someone posted how to illegally duplicate one of their products, but there are more professional ways of handling such matters than threatening a lawsuit.

    Good topic, at least until it gets locked and/or deleted.
     
  8. Kry

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    I think they were more worried about people trying to burn/rip their material (audio osm****) and using this board as a utility to do so.
     
  9. Premed2003

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    Oldman, I agree.

    If I knew that this company was so insecure, I don't think I would have used their materials.
     
  10. Premed2003

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    But you know...there are many ways a person could find out how to burn a CD without using this message board. Don't you think thousands of people have already burned the CD?

    I'm not a computer genius, but my brother is and so are all of his friends. They burn CDs of everything, and I'm sure they visit computer forums where people discuss such topics...

    If anyone writes negatively about this company, they get so worried. Yet, they themselves can bash other companies. Don't you think this is just a bit hypocritical?

    And I agree about that fake book review claim. If anyone says anything negative, once again they threaten a law suit again the website company that posted those so called fake reviews. Can they not believe that *oh my* maybe someone doesn't like their product? :rolleyes: <img border="0" alt="[Pissy]" title="" src="graemlins/pissy.gif" />
     
  11. pocwana

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    If you guys are talking about the company I'm thinking of, I had never even heard of them before coming to this website. They should be grateful for the national exposure.

    Don't they realize that they can never shut down the burning. It's like Napster. Ya hit Napster and people go elsewhere.
     
  12. Premed2003

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    yeah, me too. This company is nuts. I would never have known about them if it weren't for this message board. Where do they think people will find out about them if we can't say their name?
     
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    Forum administrators should not be held accountable for the content of its forums. End of story.
     
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    I am so furious about this. How dare they think they can wave around the threat of a lawsuit in order to stifle our freedom of speech. This is sickening. It is so sad to think that the internet has come to this. It was supposed to be this utopia of freedom - a free exchange of ideas unhindered by corporate greed. And look what it has become. A sordid mess of lawyers, big business, and greed.
    HERE IS NEWSFLASH TO EXAMKRACKERS, TPR, KAPLAN, ETC.: I AM AN AMERICAN CITIZEN. I HAVE RIGHTS. I AM NOT A SLAVE.
    History will judge us severely for this, I am afraid.
     
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    MaggieD, it is great that you are sticking up to your beliefs, but keep in mind that the casualties of this battle won't be you or me, it will be SDN. If you were the site administrator, you would have every right to fight back, and in fact, I would probably support you. But that is not the case.

    It's one thing to put yourself on the line for your beliefs, and quite another to ask someone else to do so.
     
  16. Lavndrrose

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    Can some of you guys (OP) please stop instigating? Please don't make it seem bigger than it is. I don't want any trouble for either companies. I repeat...these are the exact words from the owner of EK:

    "As for the issue with the other website, let me set the record stratight: Examkrackers never threatened, implied, has the inclination, nor the power to shut down another website.

    We have no intention of trying to shut down a site that brings us business. We have no power to do so, and we have never pretended to do so. We would like to have a good relationship with those who run this site."
     
  17. oldman

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Lavndrrose:
    <strong>Can some of you guys (OP) please stop instigating? Please don't make it seem bigger than it is. I don't want any trouble for either companies. I repeat...these are the exact words from the owner of EK:

    "As for the issue with the other website, let me set the record stratight: Examkrackers never threatened, implied, has the inclination, nor the power to shut down another website.

    We have no intention of trying to shut down a site that brings us business. We have no power to do so, and we have never pretended to do so. We would like to have a good relationship with those who run this site."
    </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">where did you get this quote from?
     
  18. Lavndrrose

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    From the EK website
     
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    Yeah, why would anyone care if the company's name was mentioned? As long as the threat is a true one, there's nothing slanderous about saying a company was threatening a lawsuit. Of course no one has exactly provided any proof of this threat...
     
  20. oldman

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Lavndrrose:
    <strong>From the EK website</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">where on the web site? i'm looking in their version of a message board.
     
  21. missbonnie

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    You blew this out of proportion. They only wanted the stuff about burning cds and other illegal activites taken off. Of course they cannot stop ppl from burning cds but having a public forum discussing who will burn cds for who -- they can and have the right to have that removed. They do not want to shut down SDN.

    -b
     
  22. MSTP boy

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    Why would they threaten to sue SDN anyway, they wouldn't get any money. Many forums discuss worse topics, and no one bothers to get involved because it's not worth the money. Shutting down a forum is hard to do, given civil liberties.

    I don't think there's anything to worry about here.
     
  23. kutastha

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    I heard of a lawsuit once. I won't say what companies it involved, nor will I say what it's about, but can you give me your opinion on what you guys think about it? Thanks.
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by kutastha:
    I heard of a lawsuit once. I won't say what companies it involved, nor will I say what it's about, but can you give me your opinion on what you guys think about it? Thanks.</font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">If you're talking about the one I think you're talking about, with the one lawyer who said those things about the other lawyer, then I think your comparison here is completely off base. But, if you are talking about that other one where the first company thought badly about the second company and had an employee who once had a mailman who's cousin worked for the first company, then you are right on the mark.

    Thanks for shedding so much light on this kutastha.
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by kutastha:
    I heard of a lawsuit once. I won't say what companies it involved, nor will I say what it's about, but can you give me your opinion on what you guys think about it? Thanks. </font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif"><img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" />
     

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