ABA JOURNAL LAW NEWS PICKS UP THE DASH EXTORTION SCHEME

"Katz is not alone. Others, including bloggers, churches and schools, have received similar demands from Ellis over their use of her poem."

The comments by the legal minds are hysterical and telling. Enjoy!

Excerpt 

For it matters not, how much we own;
the cars … the house … the cash.
What matters is how we live and love
and how we spend our dash.

Like so many consumers of social media, Ilan Katz thought nothing of reposting an unattributed poem on his own website wall after he read it on a Facebook post.

“I had no idea who wrote the thing,” recalls Katz, an electronics salesman in Orange County, Calif. He learned that Linda Ellis wrote The Dash when he received a letter from Ellis’ representative claiming copyright infringement and demanding $7,500 along with a warning about statutory damages up to $150,000.

Read the rest of the story: http://www.abajournal.com/magazine/article/scorned_as_copyright_troll_poet_fights_back_in_verse