Posts tagged April Brown Investigative reporter
Part 1 - Copyright Troll Unveiled In Her Own Words

"You are an intelligent, professional business woman. Yet, you spend hours upon hours posting hundreds of untruths about "Linda Ellis" and have even written a book based upon facts that you know in your heart are completely distorted out of proportion. I had the I suppose I should praise your business savvy here for taking advantage of a situation to write and sell a book full of slander and defamation. Bravo."

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Copyright Troll Linda Ellis Losing the War

When poet and copyright troll Linda Ellis began her campaign to silence me, it was already too late for her. Her world began to change when she used unethical and for a Christian author, immoral tactics to intimidate me. She wants me to stop reporting on The Dash Extortion Scheme. 

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Badly Behaving Author - Linda Ellis Trumps AK Rowling

Linda Ellis claims that her bad behavior is fair. She's only trying very hard to keep a poem that as been shared a million times as "anonymous" and "author unknown" and with no attribution whatsoever from becoming a Public Domain piece of literature. Her scorched earth methods invoked the Streisand effect.  Her legacy as the author of The Dash and inspiring Christian has been obliterated by her nasty, unethical and unlawful tactics for silencing her critics. And does Linda Ellis ever have critics. And I am her most vocal and most informed.

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Death Care Industry Refuses to Pay Copyright Troll Over Use of The Dash Poem

In June 2012, I received a copyright infringement letter from Linda’s Lyrics, the company that manages and protects the work of Linda Ellis. The letter outlined that removal of the poem from the Emerald Creative website was not enough – there was also a demand for $7500 as ‘settlement fee’ for posting the poem. If this settlement fee was not paid, then there was a risk of litigation involving payment of a maximum of $150,000.

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Why Do People Share The Dash and Other Inspirational Poems?

I confess. I used to be one of those people who shared inspirational quotes.  A bit strange considering I am not someone who believes inspirational quotes and poetry make people feel better or even different after the last word is read. I am also not much of a believer in self-help books. I doubt most successful people read them or ever meet the authors. Most seem self-serving and judgmental even when the quotes are about judgment.

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Joel Albrizio - An Epic Fail

Copyright trolls are heartless bastards. They don't care if they bankrupt a small business owner, break the heart of a hurting family, humiliate a thoughtful person or cause someone to lose a job. They only care about themselves. They overvalue a photo, a poem, a video, they overvalue self. Let's just say that nobody wants to be friends with a copyright troll.

Read More - More About Copyright from Linda Ellis

If you follow this blog then you are familiar with the scores of attacks, Linda Ellis – Author Speaker Poet, has made on my social media accounts. On Memorial Day 2016, she bought another Google Adwords campaign this time the Adwords she chose are “April Brown Auctioneer”. This is nothing new.

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Linda Ellis Copyright - The Dash is Dead!!! 6.12.96 - 6.12.2016 RIP

Don't think for a minute that Linda Ellis has stopped sending extortion letters. She hasn't. She still demands money from anyone who shares The Dash poem without her permission. What has changed is the amount of content that now permeates the Internet warning people not to post The Dash and the consequences if they do. Of course there really are no consequences if her targets choose to ignore her. I surmise is that only the really low hanging fruit end up in the juice factory these days.

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