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Online 'Reputation Management' Company Brags About Abusing Copyright Law To Take Down Bad Reviews

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Online Reputation Management Company Brags About Abusing Copyright Law To Take Down Bad Reviews

Online 'Reputation Management' Company Brags About Abusing Copyright Law To Take Down Bad Reviews

Regular Techdirt commenter Ehud Gavron recently forwarded me an email conversation he had with a "representative" from yet another "online reputation management" company. This one is called "Reputation Defenders," which sounds like half a dozen other similar companies with similar names. The company had apparently spammed Gavron, but he wrote back to see if they'd reveal more about how they do what they do. The company responded, explaining the "three tools" to "remove" a bad review from Ripoff Report:

They may or may not remove the Ripoff report within a few months. This approach is very expensive and time consuming with no guaranteed outcome. We do not use it or recommend it.

Method 3. This involves a legal method that the US congress signed up to in 1988 ...

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