On 28 Nov 2010
Realtors attempt to deny patrick.net first amendment protection,
Prophet Atlantis said:
I used to get those 'cease and desist' emails and letters and even served to me by underpaid college students on part time jobs. I can only tell you what I was told to do by a well known constitutional lawyer and media representative. You can be sued for anything.
They don't want you talking about them so don't use the words they tell you not to use. Don't respond to their letters. Because if you do then they can use your response to prove you knew what you were doing if you or your writers 'accidently' use those words and claim your your purposely damaging them.
If you use part of their banned words i.e. real-tards, they can claim you are still trying to damage them and are being mean and naughty about it and making fun of them too boot. Can't have that as they can seek even more damages, get restraining orders against you, have you declaired a cyber Stalker and have you wisked away to jail or mental hospital.
Judges are getting real tired of cyber bullies and cyber stalkers. Big corporations with lots of time and money and political contributions can easily shut down your site and you very fast and are doing it to many blogs, forums, and other types of media personalities and products.
Oh, if you Register or trademark certain words or phrases that are similar in sound or look or definition to those banned words, a judge can say your are still violating and damaging the company and give them your trademarked words even if you paid for them.
Beef up your Denial and Disclaimer Statements, don't use their words the don't want you to use, read and edit any comments made on your sight, and have fun. Lastly, you may want to invoke a disclaimer phrase that says you use satire and parady in your writings and blog which are Supreme Court Stamp of Approval uses of banned words. though I still wouldn't use them as the big, bad corporations usually don't have a sense of humor and would sue you regardless of your constitutional protections.
Just understand you and not the only one getting those type of letters. I'm just surprised you haven't been sued or issued letters of restraint already. Have fun. Prophet Atlantis of Olympia, WA