To Whom It May Concern,I am writing today in support of Matthew Chan. In 2009 when I was faced with a copy-right "demand" letter from Getty Images, I discovered his site, ExtortionLetterInfo.com(ELI). It's a community and support group for people that have been hit with copyrightclaims that are disproportionate to the damages. With his help and the help of others onthe site, I was able to formulate a response that got the legal representatives for GettyImages to leave me alone. Over the last several years I have come to know him andconsider him a friend. I have also continued to participate in the ELI community.ExtortionLetterInfo.com is a clearinghouse of useful and constructive information aboutthe practice of copyright trolling and how one might defend against an extortionateclaim. That is why people involved in copyright trolling go out of their way to ﬁnd ways toshut the site down.I'm not going to spend too much time in this letter pointing out the ridiculous claims ofstalking. I trust the court will see through this. What I would hope the court would do isﬁnd a way to penalize Ms Ellis for wasting both Matthew Chan's and the court's time.I do not know Linda Ellis. However, over the course of the last few years her practice ofseeking outrageous fees for infringing on her sing-song poem, The Dash, have becomequite well known. Hundreds of people internationally have been hit with letters demand-ing thousands of dollars.Here are some actions that I understand have been taken by Linda Ellis or her agents:•The extortionate nature of her business was originally exposed by a member ofMatthew's site, April Brown. Linda issued a bogus DMCA complaint and had MsBrown's entire YouTube account taken down.•I'm told Linda Ellis complained about April Brown to her husband's employer.•Linda Ellis issued a DMCA takedown notice to Matthew's Scribd account re-garding a document shared for commentary. When Matthew disputed thisclaim, Ms Ellis did not counter.
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