StarForce Whips Out the Lawyers

Ah, frivolous threats of legal action. Where would the tech industry be without them? Today, Cory Doctorow received one from StarForce, a company that offers, er, ‘professional protection against software piracy’. You can draw your own conclusions based on their online reputation. Here’s the threat in question:

Dear Sir, calling StarForce “Anti-copying malware” is a good enough cause to press charges and that is what our corporate lawyer is busy doing right now. I urge you to remove your post from http://www.boingboing.net/2006/01/30/anticopying_malware_.html because it is full of insults, lies, false accusations and rumors. Your article violates approximately 11 international laws. Our US lawyer will contact you shortly. I have also contacted the FBI , because what you are doing is harassment.

And this came from StarForce’s PR guy? Dear me.

Written by dbarefoot

Darren Barefoot is an author, speaker and digital strategist. He’s the co-founder of Capulet Communications, and co-author of “Friends With Benefits: A Social Media Marketing Handbook”.

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