1:06PM

Linda Ellis - Author Speaker Poet Copyright Trolling South Africa

We can now add South Africa to the United Kingdom, Italy, Ireland, England, Australia, Canada and of course the good 'ole USA as copyright trolling grounds for this notorious poet troll. Like Nicole Olsen in Australia, Gino Calebrese in Canada and April Brown in America as fierce fighters of The Dash Extortion Scheme and the inspirational author. Linda has no idea how inspiring she has become to those of us who are hell bent on shutting down this very sick and financially damaging ploy. Ellis has been entrapping innocent infringers for nearly two decades by spreading The Dash poem herself and then pouncing when finding it innocently posted on someone's website.

Copyright trolling is a sick practice and Ellis needs to be put of the business once and for all - 1 person, 1city, 1 state and 1 country at a time. Help us circle the globe warning others

Beware Don't Share The Dash by Linda Ellis.

We continue to collect letters and emails for the Georgia State Attorney General.

 

6:05PM

Linda Ellis - Author, Speaker, Poet, of The Dash Extortion Scheme Exposed

You received your first extortion letter and now you want to know what will happen next? You will get more. What should  you do? Send me your letters and emails and I will include them to our packet to the Georgia State Attorney General. Buy my book Poetic Justice and read it and then send your copy to the attorney general. Chuck AKA "I'm Being Extorted"  was targeted by Ellis for months. He decided to go public and share the emails he's received from John W. Jolin and Linda Ellis.

Extortion Emails and Extortion Letter

LINDA’S LYRICS, LLC

1050 E. Piedmont Road, E135 Marietta, GA 30062

T 678-521-6216
F 770-977-0077 thedashmanagement@lindaellis.net

www.lindaellis.net

Sent via: Email & US Mail

 

April 7, 2015

Ellis Target

Email: Imbeingextorted@dashvictim.net

Re: NOTIFICATION OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT OF THE POEM, “THE DASH”

Linda Ellis is the author of the poem, “The Dash” and works derivative of “The Dash” (collectively, the “Poem.”). She owns the copyright for the Poem which is registered in the Library of Congress, Registration Certificate: TXu 858-108, as well as various related trademarks.

Imbeingextoted is currently using Ms. Ellis’ poem below without authorization. Screen Capture: April 7, 2015

Linda’s Lyrics, LLC can find no reference to a license being issued for your use of the poem. Accordingly, federal copyright and trademark law affords copyright and brand owners, such as Linda’s Lyrics, LLC, the exclusive right to reproduce their works and use their brands in any medium. Unauthorized publication of “The Dash” in connection with Imbeingextorted, including its publication http://www. - - -- -(the “Website”) constitutes federal copyright infringement pur- suant to 17 U.S.C. § 202 and is also a violation of state unfair competition laws. Please note that the Copyright Act provides for individual liability for all those involved in the infringement as well as corporate liability.

Linda Ellis makes her living as an author and inspirational speaker. She has devoted much of her adult life to creating Poem, derivative works of the Poem and delivering the messages embodied in the Poem. She has invested countless hours and hundreds of thousands of dollars in her brand. Ms. Ellis feels incredibly fortunate to make a living by providing inspiration, power and self-determination to the public.

However, the primary means by which she makes her living (enabling her to deliver her mes- sage) is from the sales and licensing of books and products containing and related to her Poem. When others make unauthorized uses of the Poem, Ms. Ellis and her company, Linda’s Lyrics, LLC are damaged especially since each unauthorized posting of her copyrighted work perpetuates its continuing illegal distribution. Rather than pursue legal action for copyright infringement, Linda’s Lyrics, LLC is proposing the following settlement actions:

Linda’s Lyrics, LLC is willing to issue a retroactive license for your unauthorized usage of the poem, provided all requirements below are fulfilled:

• Take the Poem down from the Website and any other website in which you own or have control;

• Destroy any marketing or other literature in your possession, custody or control which contains any material portion of the Poem on the Website or any other website(s) that you own or have control.

• Pay the retroactive license fee noted in the enclosed claim invoice within ten (10) days. (Please see attached claim invoice.)

Subject to payment of the retroactive licensing fee, you are welcome to inquire about continued use of the poem. Please contact Linda’s Lyrics, LLC at the below email or phone number to dis- cuss your licensing needs.

Federal law authorizes copyright owners, like Ms. Ellis, to recover statutory damages of up to $30,000.00 for each copyright violation in addition to the recovery of all attorneys’ and costs involved in pursuing the copyright violation. 17 U.S.C. §§ 504(c)(1) and 505. If a court deter- mines the infringement intentional or “willful,” the law authorizes a court to award statutory damages of up to $150,000.00 per copyright violation. 17 U.S.C. § 504(c)(2).

We do not enjoy lawsuits and hope to not have to resort to the courts; however, Ms. Ellis has proven that she has, and will, protect the value and integrity of her copyrighted works. In the case of Ellis v. Aronson, filed in the Northern District of Georgia, Ms. Ellis received a judgment the amount of $269,000.00.1

This letter is sent as a compromise to resolve our claims of copyright infringement based on the information we have gathered to date. Our offer of settlement is subject to change based off of the scope of the infringement. Please contact Linda’s Lyrics, LLC at the number or email below to resolve and discuss this issue. If the above steps are not taken within the time allotted, Linda Ellis and Linda’s Lyrics, LLC reserve all rights to pursue this matter in the courts to the maxi- mum extent authorized under the law at any time without further notice to you. We would rather not take such action and we hope that a reasonable settlement can be arranged.

Please contact, or have your insurance representative contact Linda’s Lyrics, LLC via email, wthedashmanagement@lindaellis.net, or telephone, 678-521-6216 within ten (10) days to re- solve this matter.

We look forward to your timely response. Sincerely,

Linda's Lyrics, LLC
1050 E. Piedmont Road, Suite E-135 Marietta, GA 30062
PHONE: 678-521-6216
FAX: 770-977-0077

This message is intended only for the use of the recipient to whom it is addressed and may contain information that is privileged and confidential. If the reader of this message is not the in- tended recipient or the employee or agent responsible for delivering the message to the intended recipient, you are notified that any dissemination, distribution, or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. The contents of this email are copyrighted and cannot be legally published or posted without expressed permission of the author and copyright owner.

Ms. Ellis received a damage award for $150,000.00 plus attorneys’ fees of $119,000.00 for a total award of $269,000.00 against the Defendant, Eric Aronson.

April 8

From: The Dash Management [mailto:thedashmanagement@lindaellis.net]
Sent: Tuesday, April 7, 2015 2:01 PM
To: Imbeingextorted
Subject: Notice of copyright infringement to Imbeingextorted
Importance: High

The attached letter is to serve as notification of copyright infringement of the poem, "The Dash."  "The Dash" is a poem written by Linda Ellis, and she owns the legal copyright to the poem.  This registered, copyrighted work has been published and distributed unauthorized on the web site below.

http://www.imbeingextorted.net

We look forward to hearing from you, your legal counsel, or your insurance company regarding the prompt payment of our claim invoice to resolve this matter.

Sincerely,

John W. Jolin

Intellectual Property Coordinator

Linda's Lyrics, LLC

1050 E. Piedmont Road

Suite E-135

Marietta, GA 30062

www.lindaellis.net

Phone:  678-521-6216

Fax: 770-977-0077

NOTICE: This message and accompanying documents are covered by the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, 18 U.S.C. 2510-2521, and contains information intended for the specified individual(s) only. This electronic mail transmission is for the use of the named individual or entity to which it is directed and may contain information that is privileged or confidential. It is not to be transmitted to or received by anyone other than the named addressee (or a person authorized to deliver it to the named addressee). It is not to be copied or forwarded to any unauthorized persons. If you have received this electronic mail transmission in error, delete it from your system without copying or forwarding it, and notify the sender of the error by replying via email or by calling Linda’s Lyrics at

(678) 521-6216, so that our address record can be corrected.

2nd Email

From: The Dash Management [mailto:thedashmanagement@lindaellis.net]
Sent: Tuesday, April 7, 2015 5:01 PM
To: Imbeingextorted@dashvictim.net
Subject: Notice of copyright infringement to Imbeingextorted  
Importance: High

The attached letter is to serve as notification of copyright infringement of the poem, "The Dash."  "The Dash" is a poem written by Linda Ellis, and she owns the legal copyright to the poem.  This registered, copyrighted work has been published and distributed unauthorized on the web site below.

http://www.loopnet.com/blog/Imbeingextorted-barberini-realtor--the-dash_16853783355511712420/

We look forward to hearing from you, your legal counsel, or your insurance company regarding the prompt payment of our claim invoice to resolve this matter.

Sincerely,

 

John W. Jolin

Intellectual Property Coordinator

Linda's Lyrics, LLC

1050 E. Piedmont Road

Suite E-135

Marietta, GA 30062

www.lindaellis.net

Phone:  678-521-6216

Fax: 770-977-0077

NOTICE: This message and accompanying documents are covered by the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, 18 U.S.C. 2510-2521, and contains information intended for the specified individual(s) only. This electronic mail transmission is for the use of the named individual or entity to which it is directed and may contain information that is privileged or confidential. It is not to be transmitted to or received by anyone other than the named addressee (or a person authorized to deliver it to the named addressee). It is not to be copied or forwarded to any unauthorized persons. If you have received this electronic mail transmission in error, delete it from your system without copying or forwarding it, and notify the sender of the error by replying via email or by calling Linda’s Lyrics at

(678) 521-6216, so that our address record can be corrected.

3rd Email

From: The Dash Management [mailto:thedashmanagement@lindaellis.net]
Sent: Wednesday, April 8, 2015 8:19 AM
To: Imbeingextorted
Subject: RE: Notice of copyright infringement to Imbeingextorted  

Thank you for the prompt removal of Ms. Ellis’ poem from your website. Please respond promptly to our offer of settlement to resolve this matter.

Sincerely,

John W. Jolin

Intellectual Property Coordinator

Linda's Lyrics, LLC

1050 E. Piedmont Road

Suite E-135

Marietta, GA 30062

www.lindaellis.net

Phone:  678-521-6216

Fax: 770-977-0077

 

4th Email

From: The Dash Management [mailto:thedashmanagement@lindaellis.net]
Sent: Monday, April 13, 2015 10:23 AM
To: Imbeingextorted
Subject: RE: Notice of copyright infringement to Imbeingextorted  

Mr. Barberini,

Please respond promptly to our offer settlement to resolve this matter.

Sincerely,

John W. Jolin

Intellectual Property Coordinator

Linda's Lyrics, LLC

1050 E. Piedmont Road

Suite E-135

Marietta, GA 30062

www.lindaellis.net

Phone:  678-521-6216

Fax: 770-977-0077

6th Email

From: The Dash Management [mailto:thedashmanagement@lindaellis.net]
Sent: Wednesday, May 13, 2015 2:22 PM
To: Imbeingextorted@dashvictim.net
Subject: RE: Notice of copyright infringement to Imbeingextorted  
Importance: High

Mr. Barberini,

Just to be clear our settlement offer is in lieu of filing suit in federal court and pursuing statutory damages. Statutory damages are a damage award in civil law, in which the amount awarded is stipulated within the statute rather than being calculated based on the degree of harm to the plaintiff. Lawmakers will provide for statutory damages for acts in which it is difficult to determine a precise value of the loss suffered by the victim. Because of the ease of infringement, federal law authorizes copyright owners, like Ms. Ellis, to recover statutory damages of up to $30,000.00 for each copyright violation in addition to the recovery of all attorneys’ and costs involved in pursuing the copyright violation. 17 U.S.C. §§ 504(c)(1) and 505.  If a court determines the infringement intentional or “willful,” the law authorizes a court to award statutory damages of up to $150,000.00 per copyright violation.  17 U.S.C. § 504(c)(2).

We do not enjoy lawsuits and hope to not have to resort to the courts; however, Ms. Ellis has proven that she has, and will, protect the value and integrity of her copyrighted works.  In the case of Ellis v. Aronson, filed in the Northern District of Georgia, Ms. Ellis received a judgment the amount of $269,000.00.

Ms. Ellis is prepared to file a lawsuit in Federal Court if we cannot reach a resolution..

We hope that you share our desire to avoid the costs and expenses of litigation and come to a resolution of this matter.  If so, contact us immediately or remit payment to Linda’s Lyrics, LLC to resolve this matter.

Sincerely,

 

 

John W. Jolin

Intellectual Property Coordinator

Linda's Lyrics, LLC

2146 Roswell Rd. NE

STE 108-124

Marietta, GA 30062

www.lindaellis.net

Phone:  678-521-6216

 

NOTICE: This message and accompanying documents are covered by the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, 18 U.S.C. 2510-2521, and contains information intended for the specified individual(s) only. This electronic mail transmission is for the use of the named individual or entity to which it is directed and may contain information that is privileged or confidential. It is not to be transmitted to or received by anyone other than the named addressee (or a person authorized to deliver it to the named addressee). It is not to be copied or forwarded to any unauthorized persons. If you have received this electronic mail transmission in error, delete it from your system without copying or forwarding it, and notify the sender of the error by replying via email or by calling Linda’s Lyrics at

(678) 521-6216, so that our address record can be corrected.

5th Email

From: The Dash Management [mailto:thedashmanagement@lindaellis.net]
Sent: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 10:05 AM
To: Imbeingextorted
Subject: RE: Notice of copyright infringement to Imbeingextorted  

Mr. Barberini,

Please respond so we can finally resolve this matter.

Sincerely,

 

John W. Jolin

Intellectual Property Coordinator

Linda's Lyrics, LLC

2146 Roswell Rd. NE

STE 108-124

Marietta, GA 30062

www.lindaellis.net

Phone:  678-521-6216

NOTICE: This message and accompanying documents are covered by the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, 18 U.S.C. 2510-2521, and contains information intended for the specified individual(s) only. This electronic mail transmission is for the use of the named individual or entity to which it is directed and may contain information that is privileged or confidential. It is not to be transmitted to or received by anyone other than the named addressee (or a person authorized to deliver it to the named addressee). It is not to be copied or forwarded to any unauthorized persons. If you have received this electronic mail transmission in error, delete it from your system without copying or forwarding it, and notify the sender of the error by replying via email or by calling Linda’s Lyrics at

(678) 521-6216, so that our address record can be corrected.

6th Email

 

From: The Dash Management [mailto:thedashmanagement@lindaellis.net]
Sent: Friday, April 24, 2015 6:23 AM
To: Imbeingextorted
Subject: RE: Notice of copyright infringement to Imbeingextorted  

Mr. Imbeingextorted,

Please respond immediately to our offer of settlement to resolve this matter amicably.

Sincerely,

 

 

John W. Jolin

Intellectual Property Coordinator

Linda's Lyrics, LLC

1050 E. Piedmont Road

Suite E-135

Marietta, GA 30062

www.lindaellis.net

Phone:  678-521-6216

Fax: 770-977-0077

 

NOTICE: This message and accompanying documents are covered by the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, 18 U.S.C. 2510-2521, and contains information intended for the specified individual(s) only. This electronic mail transmission is for the use of the named individual or entity to which it is directed and may contain information that is privileged or confidential. It is not to be transmitted to or received by anyone other than the named addressee (or a person authorized to deliver it to the named addressee). It is not to be copied or forwarded to any unauthorized persons. If you have received this electronic mail transmission in error, delete it from your system without copying or forwarding it, and notify the sender of the error by replying via email or by calling Linda’s Lyrics at

(678) 521-6216, so that our address record can be corrected.

From: The Dash Management [mailto:thedashmanagement@lindaellis.net]
Sent: Monday, June 15, 2015 2:02 PM
To: Imbeingextorted
Subject: RE: Notice of copyright infringement to Imbeingextorted  
Importance: High

Imbeingextorted,

We have been more than patient. We are turning this matter over to our IP attorney in 3 days if we do not hear from you. Please contact me immediately to avoid costly litigation.

Sincerely,

 

 

John W. Jolin

Intellectual Property Coordinator

Linda's Lyrics, LLC

2146 Roswell Rd. NE

STE 108-124

Marietta, GA 30062

www.lindaellis.net

Phone:  678-521-6216

 

NOTICE: This message and accompanying documents are covered by the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, 18 U.S.C. 2510-2521, and contains information intended for the specified individual(s) only. This electronic mail transmission is for the use of the named individual or entity to which it is directed and may contain information that is privileged or confidential. It is not to be transmitted to or received by anyone other than the named addressee (or a person authorized to deliver it to the named addressee). It is not to be copied or forwarded to any unauthorized persons. If you have received this electronic mail transmission in error, delete it from your system without copying or forwarding it, and notify the sender of the error by replying via email or by calling Linda’s Lyrics at

(678) 521-6216, so that our address record can be corrected.

7th Email

From: The Dash Management [mailto:thedashmanagement@lindaellis.net]
Sent: Monday, June 15, 2015 2:02 PM
To: Imbeingextorted
Subject: RE: Notice of copyright infringement to Imbeingextorted  
Importance: High

Imbeingextorted, 

We have been more than patient. We are turning this matter over to our IP attorney in 3 days if we do not hear from you. Please contact me immediately to avoid costly litigation.

Sincerely,

 

John W. Jolin

Intellectual Property Coordinator

Linda's Lyrics, LLC

2146 Roswell Rd. NE

STE 108-124

Marietta, GA 30062

www.lindaellis.net

Phone:  678-521-6216

NOTICE: This message and accompanying documents are covered by the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, 18 U.S.C. 2510-2521, and contains information intended for the specified individual(s) only. This electronic mail transmission is for the use of the named individual or entity to which it is directed and may contain information that is privileged or confidential. It is not to be transmitted to or received by anyone other than the named addressee (or a person authorized to deliver it to the named addressee). It is not to be copied or forwarded to any unauthorized persons. If you have received this electronic mail transmission in error, delete it from your system without copying or forwarding it, and notify the sender of the error by replying via email or by calling Linda’s Lyrics at

(678) 521-6216, so that our address record can be corrected.

11:22AM

BEWARE DON'T SHARE The Dash by Linda Ellis - Author Speaker Poet

 

11:16AM

Caldwell County Schools Copyright Infringement - The Dash Poem by Linda Ellis

Caldwell County Schools paid off Linda Ellis after admittedly conducting no investigation whatsoever on The Dash Extortion Scheme. Parents, Teachers and Caldwell County Schools Board members are not happy with Attorney Ed Blair for his failure to defend the Fair Use of The Dash in a lesson plan.

Caldwell County Schools Board members and teachers discussed demanding a refund from Ellis after realizing they had been duped by the copyright troll and inspiring author. As of today, Linda Ellis has not refunded the

$1650 paid out by the Parent Teacher Association to the extortionist.

10:44AM

Copyright Troll www.linda-ellis.com/ Extortionist has never sued anyone for copyright infringement

Linda Ellis, Author, Speaker, Poet, exhorts us to "enjoy The Dash poem written by Linda Ellis.  ​This poem has been enjoyed by millions around the world." She brags,   "The words have changed many lives."

Has The Dash changed lives? I doubt that anyone who shares The Dash expected The Dash to put them in them in the crosshairs of the Internet's nastiest copyright troll, Linda Ellis.

But she does have converts if only until they receive their first extortion letter. Ellis needs you and your belief that "Linda Ellis is an inspirational author" to make The Dash Extortion Scheme work. In fact, Linda Ellis, author of The Dash lives a life very different than the life The Dash exemplifies. She is a down and dirty copyright troll and uses the fangs of her image as religios to break and shame her targets in paying her off.

Today I want to re-emphasize that Linda Ellis, author of The Dash - copyright troll and John W. Jolin copyright representative - henchman have never stepped one foot into a courtroom in defense of her copyright. NEVER.

The only time Linda Ellis sued anyone was Eric J. Aronson and that suit was based on the fact that he agreed to pay Ellis $350 to license The Dash in a book he wrote. It took 87 filings and Ellis won because Aronson did not show up for court.

CLERK'S JUDGMENT in favor of Plaintiff and against Defendants in the amount of $150,000 statutory damages, plus $114,066.73 attorneys' fees. (sjk) --Please refer to http://www.ca11.uscourts.gov to obtain an appeals jurisdiction checklist-- (Entered: 07/29/2005)

Aronson was inunder indictment by the Feds for a Ponzi scheme. He is currently in jail awaiting sentencing in Brooklyn for another Ponzi scheme after having served time for the first one. Ellis' attorney added the copyright infringement claim to that original charge of Breach of Contract.

In the extortion letter, Linda claims she won a case for "copyright infringement"which is true, but the circumstance of that case does not reflect any other target or victim of Ellis. I have never found a case where any judge has ruled that posting a poem on a blog is copyright infringement involving any author on the planet-including Linda Ellis. Linda Ellis does not have the guts to try a case against a blogger using a blog post. And she has not sued 3 other authors who used her poem in a book.

From the Dash Extortion letter:

"We do not wish to resort to the courts; however, Ms. Ellis has proven that she has, and will, protect the value and integrity of her copyrighted works. In the case of Ellis v. Aronson, filed in the
Northern District of Georgia, Ms. Ellis received a judgment the amount of $269,000.00.1"

Linda Ellis and her attorneys did not collect $269,000.00 from Aronson.

I tell you this because even attorneys don't bother to look up those 86 filings (public information Ellis v. Aronson- search for yourself or read Poetic Justice for the rest of the story). Most attorneys belong to services that allow them to read court records without charge so there is no excuse to not investigate John W. Jolin's and Linda Ellis' ourtrageous claims.  Case in point Caldwell County Schools. Attorney Ed Blair caved with the first Dash Extortion letter without ever searching he Internet. So Linda CAN STILL find a dope now and then, but the gravy train is soooo over.