said 6 months, 1 week ago:
Kristi is right… how much are you willing to spend over one little article. It really isn’t about the “principle” of the thing. It’s about how much you are committed and able to spend for the right to write what you want to write.
$25,000 is the minimum price you’re talking about here. Any attorney will tell you that. If you have BIG insurance, hopefully bigger than theirs, then write away. Just hope they won’t weasel out at the end and stick you with half the bill when you get sued for libel, slander, defamation, interference with economic advantage, copyright infringement, anti-trust, security breaches, etc. This list will go on and on and on if they hire the right attorney… one who will take the case on contigency pending an evaluation of ALL your insurance resources… both business, homeowner’s and personal.
And that’s just the beginning…
When I was young and absolutely KNEW I was in the right and that government had no business “threatening” private citizens with violence and other petty details, I was naive enough to believe in the “court system.”
$25,000 later, I can tell you nothing happened, nothing changed, no one wins. Everyone except attorneys lose and much time and money and energy and hopes and dreams and beliefs are forever changed.
Write what you want. You know there’s a price to pay. They’ve already told you that. The only question you need to answer is “how much am I willing to invest in time and money in writing this one article?”
Answer that and you’ll know what to do.
Me? They’re bullies. Expect a bigger bully for their attorney. Don’t touch them with a ten foot pole. You have better things to do.