Linda Ellis has attempted to silence her targets and victims "by any means neccessary" for years and until October of 2011 she had been very successful at keeping The Dash Extortion Scheme under wraps by scaring the bejesus out of anyone who shared The Dash in any form. When I became the first US citizen to strike back - Eugene Calabrese host of Radio Free G in Canada shut her operation down in that country before me and Nicole Olson shut her down in Australia after me - Ellis has tried like hell to get people to believe that she is a victim of cyberstalking, harassment and negative publicity she claims initiated by me. I certainly take credit for outing the poet troll, but she is the sole creator of her own negative publicity. It is Linda Ellis who continues to create enemies every time she sends out an extortion letter. Recently she created hundreds of enemies in the small town of Lenoir, North Carolina after charging a school teacher with the Caldwell County School District of copyright infringement! The teacher posted The Dash on a class assignment website for students and parents and somehow Google picked up that post and it was caught on Linda's Google Alert. I learned about the Caldwell County School District extortion letter after the fact. One need only read Arlene Neal's Open Letter to Linda Ellis to understand just how hopping mad the teachers, parents and Caldwell County School Board is. The teacher did not infringe and in fact has full protection under the Fair Use law anyway.
Ellis has put up yet another self-designed website, this time omitting John W. Jolin as Operations Manager and including another essay defending her position that she is a victim. Linda needs to look in the mirror and remind herself that it is Linda Ellis who sends out extortion letters. Linda Ellis who stalks her targets. Linda Ellis who lied in court. Linda Ellis who altered evidence. Linda Ellis who was humiliated by the Georgia Supreme Court. And it is Linda Ellis who has been abandoned by Mac Anderson, 3 attorneys and 4 collection agents. If Linda Ellis is innocent, then let her deny the facts in writing, one at a time. I'm sure by now she's read Poetic Justice and she knows just how much I know about what she's done. She also knows there is much more I can report on and have chosen not too at this time.
As long as she keeps sending letters we will continue to report. I won't be satisfied until she is charged with extortion and fraud. Obviously Linda Ellis has learned very little from the past three years. Read her most recent public statement below. To get the whole story, read Poetic Justice.
It is important to know that Linda Ellis sent me and thousands of other bloggers The Dash in an unsolicited email without including a warning not to share it on line. Once the poem is shared she then demands $7500 or more for a Rotractive Licensing Fee. She then expects that person to agree to keep the settlement a secret.
"My name, Linda Ellis, has received negative publicity online about the protection of my work due to the diligent work of cyberstalkers. Of course, their hate campaign began when someone was found using my copyrighted work by her business without permission. She decided instead of admitting fault and liability to begin a cyberstalking campaign against me which escalated into threats, lawyers, Permanent Protective Orders and other completely unnecessary and ugly scenarios.
In this age of cyberspace, we are all prey to those who know how to negatively effect a reputation using their most powerful weapon, their keyboard. I have learned that it doesn't matter. I know who I am. I know what is in my heart. I am completely open about my copyright enforcement policy. I urge people to read and understand the laws of copyright. I work to prevent my creations from falling into public domain, and that is my right, ethically and legally. My cyberstalkers have created ludicrous images, slander and defamation that only exemplify their lack of professionalism and desperation. I know why I have to protect my work and I will continue to do so, despite their childish memes, slander and allegations.