For those of us who have lived with Linda Ellis' abuse, the notion that Mac Anderson would pay for tainted content already proven to be impossible to control makes no sense from any perspective. Thousands upon thousands of targets and victims would find the association of a copyright troll with "kindness" as laughable as unconscionable.Read More
Linda Ellis claims she is very ill and she’d like to erase all the content on the internet about her illegal copyright extortion scheme. She wants to undo the damage to her reputation, which by anyone’s account is self-inflicted. Now that she is dying, she needs to protect her carefully plotted image as inspiring poet and author of the most circulated poems of all time, The Dash Poem.Read More
CALDWELL COUNTY SCHOOLS VICTIM OF AUTHOR LINDA ELLIS
Teacher assigns The Dash to middle school students and Gets Snared by Linda's Lyrics Copyright Representative John W. Jolin. Threats of Federal lawsuit and huge settlements scares Board into payoff.
United States Jul 07, 2015 -- Author Linda Ellis copyright owner of The Dash poem accused Caldwell County Schools, Lenoir, North Carolina of copyright infringement and that accusation admittedly frightened the School Board into paying off the known copyright troll and accused extortionist.Read More
"You say you're an activist now. An activist who stands against a copyright owner who is legally permitted to be paid for her work when it is distributed unauthorized and unlawfully by organizations and businesses. Aren't there more important things to fight for in this screwed up world -- hunger, homelessness, child abuse, to name a few? So many organizations a true "activist" could be spending her time helping."Read More
"When your neighbor wrote me and told me how she feared you and tried to get a protection order to protect her family against your behavior, you turned that around as well and told people I contacted her. Everything is turned around by you to fit your narrative. I've also seen the vulgar things you post on the worldwide web, with pride. It made me realize we are indeed completely different souls."Read More
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.Read More
January 2, 2017 marked five years reporting on The Dash Extortion Scheme. I've been contacted by hundreds of targets as many victims of the scheme - most identify as Christians and many are Jewish. All relate to the message of The Dash. They shared The Dash to inspire others or just because they felt that sharing was a good thing to do. They certainly never thought of themselves as a thief. To a person, they are shocked when the author demands exorbitant amounts of money in damages.Read More
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.Read More
INCLUDES UPDATE MARCH 13, 2017
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.Read More
Linda Ellis is desperate. She is desperate to nullify her past. Desperate to be seen as a clean living Christian. Desperate to be believed. It's too late for Linda Ellis. The truth is out. If I were her, I would stick with the fans and followers she has and shut up. Because everybody else has gotten the message. Linda Ellis is a copyright troll.Read More
Copyright trolls are liars. And not very good ones at that. I've shown my readers repeatedly the lies Linda Ellis tells. And now that she’s hooked up with Joel Albrizio, another despicable copyright troll, it seems he’s taken a page from one of her books.Read More
Just when you think Linda Ellis couldn’t find a deeper mud hole to wallow in she invents one. On December 22, 2016 Linda Ellis posted on another slander website, this time targeting Robert Krausankas, author of Copyright-trolls.com. Robert is an anti-copyright troll activist and modern satirist who exposes the dealings of copyright trolls with his stinging word spankings.Read More
How could an ordinary poem – just 242 words - bankrupt a business, end a man’s career, close a charity’s doors, cause religious leaders to tremble and entrepreneurs to change their identity, shame a man to quit his job, empty church coffers, end programs and services for the needy, penalize a school district over a lesson plan, and emotionally and financially ruin a grieving family and increase insurance premiums for institutions, hospitals, charities and funeral homes?Read More
Her child died. She felt as if she were choking, unable to bear the emptiness or breathe her way through today let alone the rest of her life. How could she live with out her only child and how could she ever go back to the life she once had. Now that she is longer a mother she will never care about anything or anyone again.Read More
Caldwell County Schools paid off Linda Ellis after admittedly conducting no investigation whatsoever on The Dash Extortion Scheme. Parents, Teachers and Caldwell County Schools Board members are not happy with Attorney Ed Blair for his failure to defend the Fair Use of The Dash in a lesson plan.Read More
We've watched as Ellis nearly singlehandedly exposed herself to her frans and followers as one of the nastiest copyright trolls to date. Ellis's extortion scheme is primarily managed by John W. Jolin and she also enlists the services of a few members of her family to extort money from innocent infringers. The operation costs little and in her words "people pay me 99.99% of the time".Read More
In 2009 our church posted a PDF newsletter in which we included the poem. In the newsletter we introduced the author and gave full credit to her and included her byline with the poem.
The article was removed the next month, however the pdf file itself remained on the server in an unpublished folder. So for years now our published website has been void of the poem.
One of the keys The Dash Extorion Letter Scheme is the copyright warning that John W. Jolin attaches to all his emails. Think Nigerian Bank Scam and imagine if nobody ever shared that letter. Sound ridiculous? Of course. You also need to keep in mind that John W. Jolin has no more legal standing that your gardener. He is an impotent letter writer and nothing more. Silence and fear of a wimply little guy and a hack poet has allowed this scam to continue for a decade.Read More
There is much going on behind the scenes regarding The Dash and Linda Ellis. Our collective efforts have prevented hundreds of victims and we've withstood the attacks on our reputation and character. But don't think Linda Ellis has slowed down one bit. She continues to change her tactics and the wording of the extortion letters.Read More