Scrubbing consumer reviews: “Decline and fall of the dumb copyright trick”

One thing professionals “have tried to do to avoid negative online reviews is to find ways of claiming some kind of copyright in any review posted by a former client, then suing the negative reviewer for copyright infringement….Finally, the courts are catching up.” [Ron Coleman, Likelihood of Confusion; Pamela Chestek; Eric Goldman in 2013 on Goren dispute with Ripoff Report]

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