Authorize my ass

Thursday, October 18, 2007 at 16:31 | Posted in Freedom of speech, internet, it, Legal | 2 Comments
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Inventor-link web site has a weird understanding of freedom of speech. Their Privacy and User Agreement suggests that linking to the web site without their permission is prohibited:

By using this site you agree and understand that the HTML code, look, feel, content, company name, logo, text, and any likeness or derivative of such content is the sole property of Inventor-Link LLC and may not be used in any manner without the expressed written permission of Inventor-Link LLC. Furthermore, we strictly prohibit any links and or other unauthorized references to our web site without our permission.

Inventor-link is represented by the law firm Dozier Internet Law who have similar terms at their web site. The firm goes even further than that. They are trying to forbid viewing the HTML code of their web site:

We also own all of the code, including the HTML code, and all content. As you may know, you can view the HTML code with a standard browser. We do not permit you to view such code since we consider it to be our intellectual property protected by the copyright laws. You are therefore not authorized to do so.

Authorize my ass! No way can this sort of limitations of free speech be enforced.

The whole story can be read at Consumer Law & Policy Blog.

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  1. […] It has become well known that Dozier Internet Law engages in behavior that is on questionable ethical and legal ground and rather than apologizing and/or stopping… they just ramp it up even more. […]

  2. There are attorneys who may be real bottom feeders. Now that doesn’t mean that all attorneys are bad. But every profession has some questionable characters.

    Personally I think that John Dozier, SUPER Bull…. Dozier may be a very small dog with a very loud bark. He made the mistake of crossing swords with the professional inventor community and ended up with far more than he bargained for. See: http://www.CyberTrailLawyer-SUCKS.com.

    It has been nearly a year and Super Bull… Lawyer John Dozier seems to be a bit helpless. If he tries to bully us again we will castrate the Bull…. lawyer by having all those Dozier SUCKS domains and more go live.

    By the way, we are looking for volunteer programmers to create more exciting content for Bull…. Dozier. If you want to help contact me at: RJR @ InvEd.org.

    Ronald J. Riley,

    Speaking only on my own behalf.
    Affiliations:
    President – http://www.PIAUSA.org – RJR at PIAUSA.org
    Executive Director – http://www.InventorEd.org – RJR at InvEd.org
    Senior Fellow – http://www.patentPolicy.org
    President – Alliance for American Innovation
    Caretaker of Intellectual Property Creators on behalf of deceased founder Paul Heckel
    Washington, DC
    Direct (202) 318-1595 – 9 am to 9 pm EST.


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