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
4:52PM

Linda Ellis, author of The Dash, Gets Poetic Justice

 Linda loved the Internet back in the days when she freely circulated The Dash and entrapped hundreds if not thousands of people in her copyright trolling scheme. She loved how easy the World Wide Web (as she likes to say), makes the task of blasting The Dash out to thousands of unsuspecting victims and then how easily the Internet turns fans into targets with those handy Google Alerts. In fact, wasn't it the internet that made The Dash famous? It seems without the Internet, The Dash would have just lingered in relative obscurity until some thoughtful person slowly passed it on one death at a time, one charity at a time, one church at a time. If Linda didn't have the Internet, where would she hawk that crap she sells with her advice plastered all over it? Need I remind her that before the Internet, she worked at shipping company and complained about how miserable she was working in an office for less than $20,000 a year.

Makes one wonder why she so suddenly now believes there is "so much evil on the Internet". Could it be that on October 7, 2014, The Supreme Court of Georgia is now weighing in on her abusive tactics? Or that people like Wilene Dunn, Matthew Chan, Oscar Michelen, The City Wire and Electronic Frontier Foundation are committed to continuing to report on not only the scandalous tactics she uses to silence people, but the people she employs and the scoundrels she uses as enforcers? Maybe she hates the Internet because we've discovered another one of her dirty secrets and outright lies. Ellis claims she spends hundreds of thousands of dollars on legal expenses. Hogwash! No powerful highly paid legal team showed up in court yesterday. And my guess is that any support she may have had from her flacid representation is likely over. I wonder if she hates the Internet because this blog Beware Don't Share and the Extortionletterinfo.com community will not lose their First Amendment Rights and that the day is coming when nobody will ever settle with her again - that is if they do their research on the EVIL Internet.

Now this is what I call real poetic justice!

6:27PM

JOHN W. JOLIN is NO NUCKY THOMPSON

Listen friends. If you have suffered through a half dozen threatening emails from John W. Jolin, hang in there and continue to ignore this dolt. And if you got the standard response below, you might actually believe he will turn you over to "our attorney". John W. Jolin does not have an attorney nor is he a professional copyright representative nor does he have ANY LEGAL STANDING. Linda Ellis has an attorney, but her attorney is knee deep in paperwork in response to Matthew Chan's Appeal. The Georgia Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in that case this Fall. Jolin is a legally impotent web designer that Linda pays a commission when he manages to scare money and the bejesus out of another innocent infringer. And if you do get one of the rare letters from an attorney, I will supply an attorney just itchin to fire right back and pay 100% of the attorney fees. So relax and watch Season 4 of Boardwalk Empire on Amazon. Jolin likes to think he is Nucky Thompson in charge of the Linda's Lyrics Extortion Empire but he is a pathetic version of Mickey Sparks - silly giggle and all.

"We still have not received a response to our offer of settlement to resolve this matter amicably and without litigation. Due to not receiving a response to our fair and reasonable offer of settlement we will be turning this matter over to our attorney for further action in 7 days if we do not receive a substantive response. We hope to hear from you soon to avoid litigation."

Notice how Johnny tries to sound lawyerly by using the legal term "substantive". Geez. Want to know how to avoid litigation? Avoid responding to John Whitelaw Jolin.

Season 4 is great!