Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    your rights
    Guest
    Hello,

    I'm the domain owner and webmaster of the RadioShackSucks websites, which
    are temporarily off the Internet. Why? Because RadioShack Corporation in
    their arrogance filed an injunction against the websites for a variety of
    reasons.

    First, the company claims trademark dilution because of our name. How,
    indeed, can common ordinary words be classed as a trademark when all that
    was done was to remove the space between the two words. The term Radio Shack
    was actually borrowed from the U S military, which described the radio room
    where all of the communications equipment was operated from. It was a small
    "shack" built to house all of the sensitive communications equipment aboard
    a ship. The term started during the years of World War I, and continue to
    this day. RadioShack Corporation has attacked anyone using those words for
    the past six years that I'm aware of, and probably go back further.

    In one instance, they attacked an auto parts supply store, who since caved
    into their demands. That company is now known as Auto Zone. There have been
    many other instances of RadioShack swinging their weight around. I have
    posted several of these notices to other website operators in my blog; the
    URL is at the end of this message.

    Next, RadioShack lawyers thought that we were "besmirching" management
    people. The messages posted on the website were clearly opinions, and as
    such, are supposed to be protected by the First Amendment to the
    Constitution. RadioShack clearly violated the Free Speech amendment by
    having the website shut down.

    RadioShack is claiming that we are/were advertising law firms engaged in
    class action lawsuits against the company. The reality of the issue is that
    we are/were disseminating news of the many class action lawsuits currently
    in progress.

    In history, usually 10% to 15% of the eligible people would opt in to a
    class action lawsuit. Through the news features of RadioShackSucks websites,
    close to 50% of the eligible people opted in to the class actions.
    RadioShack is claiming that the "advertisements" are harming the company's
    image and the company wants to protect their assets.

    There are more unfounded claims made by RadioShack that are too numerous to
    discuss here and now; however, I can honestly say that there is very little
    that RadioShack can prove in a court of law. However, the judge in this case
    has previously supported the company, going so far as to authorize the
    injunction against the website and denying the freedoms of speech,
    expression and peaceful assembly to all of the members.

    What will happen if RadioShack wins their case? It will put any message
    board system on notice. If RadioShack wins, you will no longer be able to
    express your opinions, nor peacefully assemble to discuss any matter that's
    on your mind. The laws that were guaranteed by the First Amendment to the
    Constitution will fall by the wayside, to be trampled upon by big business.

    If you don't believe that it can happen to you, just sit back and watch. Don
    't take a stand against big business. Just watch your freedoms crumble away.

    What can you do to help? Write letters to your elected officials asking them
    to investigate the company and their legal practices. Tell your elected
    officials that your freedoms are being replaced by big business interference
    and harassment.

    Remember, if RadioShack wins, it will give license to any company to harass
    you. If you enjoy writing and posting messages on any message board website,
    write a letter to your elected officials, and express your dismay at what a
    big business can do. Have your elected officials draft legislation that will
    make this type of harassment against the law. We have all enjoyed the
    freedom of speech, expression and peaceful assembly. Don't let those rights
    fall by the wayside.

    This ain't a case of sour grapes, folks, it a serious attack on our
    freedoms; freedoms that were granted to us by our Founding Fathers through
    the Constitution. These same freedoms gave peoples of color and women the
    right to vote; freedom to bear arms; freedom to meet our accusers in a court
    of law; and every other freedom that we enjoy today. Once big business takes
    a hold of our freedoms, we might as well be dead, because we won't have a
    pot to piss in, let alone a window to throw it out of. We will be ruled by
    mindless corporations much worse than a dictatorship.

    Our legal system will be governed by corporations that want to have things
    their own way, and our votes on the laws won't mean a thing. Our electorial
    system will be governed by big business and we will not have a chance to
    speak our minds, nor vote for the individual who will do the best job as we
    see fit.

    This is just the tip of the iceberg. there's much worse that can happen.
    Think of the Constitution as the Titanic. All it takes is a small scrape and
    the whole thing will sink. If you don't believe me, just sit back and watch.
    Just remember to have a life preserver handy. You'll need it.

    Thank you,

    SoCal Tom
    Webmaster: www.radioshacksucks.com, www.radioshacksucks.net &
    www.radioshacksucks.org (currently inactive)
    Case law is posted and updated daily at: http://socaltom.blogspot.com
    (currently very active)






    See More: ATTENTION,....1st amendment rights at risk.




  2. #2
    O/Siris
    Guest

    Re: ATTENTION,....1st amendment rights at risk.

    In article <[email protected]>,
    [email protected] says...
    > I'm the domain owner and webmaster of the RadioShackSucks websites, which
    > are temporarily off the Internet. Why? Because RadioShack Corporation in
    > their arrogance filed an injunction against the websites for a variety of
    > reasons.
    >


    Interesting. What this has to do with SPCS is a bit less certain. But
    interesting nonetheless.

    --
    R
    O/Siris
    -+-
    "A thing moderately good is not so good
    as it ought to be. Moderation in temper
    is always a virtue, but moderation in
    principle is always a vice."

    Thomas Paine, "The Rights of Man", 1792



  3. #3
    Steven J Sobol
    Guest

    Re: ATTENTION,....1st amendment rights at risk.

    O/Siris <[email protected]?ntpcs.c?m> wrote:

    > Interesting. What this has to do with SPCS is a bit less certain. But
    > interesting nonetheless.


    Very little, but the idiot spammed a bunch of newsgroups, so I suppose he
    doesn't care much.

    --
    JustThe.net Internet & New Media Services, http://JustThe.net/
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / 888.480.4NET (4638) / [email protected]
    PGP Key available from your friendly local key server (0xE3AE35ED)
    Apple Valley, California Nothing scares me anymore. I have three kids.



  4. #4
    Isaiah Beard
    Guest

    Re: ATTENTION,....1st amendment rights at risk.

    Steven J Sobol wrote:

    > O/Siris <[email protected]?ntpcs.c?m> wrote:
    >
    >
    >>Interesting. What this has to do with SPCS is a bit less certain. But
    >>interesting nonetheless.

    >
    >
    > Very little, but the idiot spammed a bunch of newsgroups, so I suppose he
    > doesn't care much.
    >


    I'd agree with his argument in principle, but if he's going to spam
    every newsgroup he can, then quite frankly, I don't want people like
    that fighting for my 1st amendment rights.


    --
    e-mail address fudged to thwart spammers.
    Transpose the c's and a's in my address in order to reply.