8:59AM

Matthew Chan, Robert Krausankas, Greg Troy, and April Brown Take a Stand in Georgia

Nothing is more rewarding than what I discovered when I attended the Supreme Court Hearing on Matthew Chan's Appeal. Linda has enjoyed a relatively unchallenged life for nearly 2 decades and it was clear from the comments and expressions of the Supreme Court Justices that they are just as disgusted as we are. You should know that I am not the only one who is hell bent on putting an end to Linda Ellis's copyright trolling operation. Very soon we will all witness poetic justice.

  Robert Krausankus    April Brown    Greg Troy      Matthew Chan

7:48AM

Linda Ellis Now Invoicing Innocent Infringers!

Linda Ellis, owner of the copyright for The Dash poem, has decided to expedite her trolling operation and now sends an invoice with the very first letter! Seriously. John Jolin's extortion letter now includes an invoice for $7500! Unbelievable. I guess they both can smell the end of a very lucrative extortion program and hope that they can find someone, ANYONE, stupid enough to fall for this scam. Don't be fooled, the end is near.

Note to Linda. Remember what the Georgia Supreme Court said? Pointing out your offensive copyright trolling operation by referencing the death of your operation through a "video" is not an actual "death threat". 

8:21AM

Linda Ellis, Author of The Dash, Show Me The Money!

http://copyright-trolls.com/site/linda-ellis-show-me-the-money/

The below video was submitted by an anonymous user, it was originally posted on youtube, but was removed due to a DMCA takedown request, the originator wanted to stay anonymous and did not refute the takedown notice. In the video you can clearly see the wonderful, shining personality of “The Dash” poem author Linda Ellis, you can practilly see the venom oozing from her scaly pores.

What she doesn’t “get” is that this is not about “copyright enforcement” this is about the methods of which she and her side-kick John W. Jolin engage in that is the sore spot. Let’s face reality, she had the world by the perverbial balls when the cheesy poem “The Dash” went viral, she could have easily used that to her benefit, but she chose to become one of the biggest, baddest copyright trolls EVER, right up there with Righthaven, Getty Images and Prenda of porn fame.  “Author” Linda Ellis doesn’t like when people state that her poem is not worth $7500, which is the amount she generally demands in her letters, truth of the matter is she sells all this garbage with the poem printed on it, such as mugs, calendars, plaques and other assorted crap for as little as $6.95. Does she really believe that any judge would award her $7500 or more from a grieving person, who may have shared “The Dash” poem when they saw it online as “Author Unknown”, or whom may have posted the poem, because they got it in an email from Inspiration Speaker Linda Ellis herself? I think not! Which also explains, why she doesn’t actually follow through on her threats to file lawsuits, that is simply part of her fear /extortion tactics to extract money from grieving families and the like.

7:13AM

Matthew Chan Speaks Out on Defiantly.com about Supreme Court Chan V. Ellis

Matthew Chan was ordered by Judge Jordan (Columbus, GA) to never speak about Linda Ellis again. NEVER. He has been silent for 18 months. Now you can read about his ordeal and Ellis v. Chan and Chan v. Ellis on his newly launched website www.defiantly.com. Chan's appeal of the Lifetime Protection Order awarded to Ellis in March of 2013 was heard before the Georgia Supreme Court on October 7, 2014. Electronic Frontier Foundation wrote an excellent article about the case. You can also watch video highlights of the hearing. For those attorneys advising their clients to pay off Ellis, you need to wise up and educate yourself on this issue. Linda Ellis is not going to sue your client so stop giving bad advice and just bill those poor victims for an hour and move on. The Dash Extortion scheme is coming to an end and public ridicule of Ellis and her practices will follow. Stay tuned...

9:42AM

PUT ME IN THE STORY creates more victims for Linda Ellis and The Dash Extortion Letter Scheme

Put Me In The Story, an on-line gift store, announced that The Dash by Linda Ellis, a poem often recited at funerals and posted on blogs, has been added to their list of books that can be personalized by adding a deceased person’s name and photo. The service is affiliated with Source Books. The move is shocking considering that Linda Ellis is a notorious copyright troll who sends letters accusing unwitting fans of copyright infringement. Her most lucrative targets are grieving families and business associated with the funeral industry. When Ellis discovers her poem on a blog or in a remembrance program she demands as much as $100,000 from the family and funeral home for the alleged infringement.

“This new gift idea being launched by putmeinthestory.com just in time for the holiday season is sure to create more victims for Linda Ellis”, lamented April Brown, founder of BEWARE DON’T SHARE, a blog that warns people about The Dash Extortion Letter scheme. I’m shocked that the company didn’t investigate this scheme before licensing this dangerous product. Brown considers The Dash the most financially damaging piece of literature ever copyrighted and many others agree. When questioned about the scheme, Linda Ellis told Brown that she “should pay up since 99.9% of her targets do”. Brown was incredulous. “I’ve been in this fight for three years and I’m confident her settlements have dwindled, although she is clearly earning a lucrative income from the scheme. I advise her victims to refuse to pay and then ignore her threats”, said Brown. Ellis sends as many as seven letters over the course of a year and sometimes asks John Jolin, her web designer, to call her targets and pressure them. “100% of the people who take my advice eventually shake off the harassment and the harassers” Brown boasts. Although Ellis asked Marietta, Georgia attorney, Timothy Lockhart to send a demand letter to Brown, the author operates outside the legal system for the most part. Brown has never paid Ellis a penny.

The Dash poem was copyrighted by Linda Ellis in 1998 and since that time she has sent thousands of letters demanding large sums of money for posting it on the Internet or putting it in any printed form without her permission. Brown is disturbed by this latest marketing scheme and only found out about it when she received an unsolicited email from putmeinthestory.com on Sunday. “This is exactly how I learned about The Dash poem. Linda Ellis sent me an unsolicited email asking me to read and then share her poem and I did. Within weeks she found the poem on my blog and she began sending me legal looking letters demanding that I pay her $7500”, said Brown. Instead of sending Ellis a payoff, Brown decided to expose the scheme.

Brown claims that her grassroots effort has paid off by preventing more victims. One of her more lofty goals is to “unshare” the poem. “I won’t be happy until that poem is wiped clean from the Internet. Nobody is safe from this horrific abuse as long as the poem exists in any form and Linda Ellis stays in the shadows.” Brown started the BEWARE DON’T SHARE campaign hoping that Internet users will assist her in spreading the word about The Dash.

- See more at: http://www.free-press-release.com/news-put-me-in-the-story-creating-more-victims-for-linda-ellis-author-of-the-dash-1413218324.html#sthash.Cij5wqzi.dpuf

Put Me In The Story, an on-line gift store, announced that The Dash by Linda Ellis, a poem often recited at funerals and posted on blogs, has been added to their list of books that can be personalized by adding a deceased person’s name and photo. The move is shocking considering that Linda Ellis is a notorious copyright troll who sends letters accusing unwitting fans of copyright infringement. Her most lucrative targets are grieving families and business associated with the funeral industry. When Ellis discovers her poem on a blog or in a remembrance program she demands as much as $100,000 from the family and funeral home for the alleged infringement.

“This new gift idea being launched by putmeinthestory.com just in time for the holiday season is sure to create more victims for Linda Ellis”, lamented April Brown, founder of BEWARE DON’T SHARE, a blog that warns people about The Dash Extortion Letter scheme. I’m shocked that the company didn’t investigate this scheme before licensing this dangerous product. Brown considers The Dash the most financially damaging piece of literature ever copyrighted. When questioned about the scheme, Linda Ellis told Brown that she “should pay up since 99.9% of her targets do”. Brown was incredulous. “I’ve been in this fight for three years and I’m confident her settlements have dwindled, although she is clearly earning a lucrative income from the scheme. I advise her victims to refuse to pay and then ignore her threats”, said Brown. Ellis sends as many as seven letters over the course of a year and sometimes asks John Jolin, her web designer, to call her targets and pressure them. “100% of the people who take my advice eventually shake off the harassment and the harassers” Brown boasts. Although Ellis asked Marietta, Georgia attorney, Timothy Lockhart to send a demand letter to Brown, the author operates outside the legal system for the most part. Brown has never paid Ellis a penny.

The Dash poem was copyrighted by Linda Ellis in 1998 and since that time she has sent thousands of letters demanding large sums of money for posting it on the Internet or putting it in any printed form without her permission. Brown is disturbed by this latest marketing scheme and only found out about it when she received an unsolicited email from putmeinthestory.com on Sunday. “This is exactly how I learned about The Dash poem. Linda Ellis sent me an unsolicited email asking me to read and then share her poem and I did. Within weeks she found the poem on my blog and she began sending me legal looking letters demanding that I pay her $7500”, said Brown. Instead of sending Ellis a payoff, Brown decided to expose the scheme.

Brown claims that her grassroots effort has paid off by preventing more victims. One of her more lofty goals is to “unshare” the poem. “I won’t be happy until that poem is wiped clean from the Internet. Nobody is safe from this horrific abuse as long as the poem exists in any form and Linda Ellis stays in the shadows.” Brown started the BEWARE DON’T SHARE campaign hoping that Internet users will assist her in spreading the word about The Dash. - See more at: http://www.free-press-release.com/news-put-me-in-the-story-creating-more-victims-for-linda-ellis-author-of-the-dash-1413218324.html#sthash.Cij5wqzi.dpuf
Put Me In The Story, an on-line gift store, announced that The Dash by Linda Ellis, a poem often recited at funerals and posted on blogs, has been added to their list of books that can be personalized by adding a deceased person’s name and photo. The move is shocking considering that Linda Ellis is a notorious copyright troll who sends letters accusing unwitting fans of copyright infringement. Her most lucrative targets are grieving families and business associated with the funeral industry. When Ellis discovers her poem on a blog or in a remembrance program she demands as much as $100,000 from the family and funeral home for the alleged infringement.

“This new gift idea being launched by putmeinthestory.com just in time for the holiday season is sure to create more victims for Linda Ellis”, lamented April Brown, founder of BEWARE DON’T SHARE, a blog that warns people about The Dash Extortion Letter scheme. I’m shocked that the company didn’t investigate this scheme before licensing this dangerous product. Brown considers The Dash the most financially damaging piece of literature ever copyrighted. When questioned about the scheme, Linda Ellis told Brown that she “should pay up since 99.9% of her targets do”. Brown was incredulous. “I’ve been in this fight for three years and I’m confident her settlements have dwindled, although she is clearly earning a lucrative income from the scheme. I advise her victims to refuse to pay and then ignore her threats”, said Brown. Ellis sends as many as seven letters over the course of a year and sometimes asks John Jolin, her web designer, to call her targets and pressure them. “100% of the people who take my advice eventually shake off the harassment and the harassers” Brown boasts. Although Ellis asked Marietta, Georgia attorney, Timothy Lockhart to send a demand letter to Brown, the author operates outside the legal system for the most part. Brown has never paid Ellis a penny.

The Dash poem was copyrighted by Linda Ellis in 1998 and since that time she has sent thousands of letters demanding large sums of money for posting it on the Internet or putting it in any printed form without her permission. Brown is disturbed by this latest marketing scheme and only found out about it when she received an unsolicited email from putmeinthestory.com on Sunday. “This is exactly how I learned about The Dash poem. Linda Ellis sent me an unsolicited email asking me to read and then share her poem and I did. Within weeks she found the poem on my blog and she began sending me legal looking letters demanding that I pay her $7500”, said Brown. Instead of sending Ellis a payoff, Brown decided to expose the scheme.

Brown claims that her grassroots effort has paid off by preventing more victims. One of her more lofty goals is to “unshare” the poem. “I won’t be happy until that poem is wiped clean from the Internet. Nobody is safe from this horrific abuse as long as the poem exists in any form and Linda Ellis stays in the shadows.” Brown started the BEWARE DON’T SHARE campaign hoping that Internet users will assist her in spreading the word about The Dash. - See more at: http://www.free-press-release.com/news-put-me-in-the-story-creating-more-victims-for-linda-ellis-author-of-the-dash-1413218324.html#sthash.Cij5wqzi.dpuf