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ABA JOURNAL LAW NEWS PICKS UP THE DASH EXTORTION SCHEME

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.

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