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Friday, July 10, 2009

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Wei

Go, Leo, go! Public citizen rocks! Expecting a new website providing unbiased consumer guide just like the old infomercialscams.com did...

Cindy

It's sad how many potentially good resources for consumers sell out and become unreliable or just plain disappear. Readers don't always know that the site sold out, either.

Brianna

I randomly visited InformercialScams.com recently after it had been taken down, and immediately wondered if the Video Professor legalities had anything to do with it. I had a feeling it was, at least in part, due to that after frequenting the website and reading updates on the lawsuit. At the time, only a few months before, it seemed as though the website had the "leg up" on Video Professor but once it was no longer available, I just knew there were more details than what was being offered.

A quick Google search led me to you blog and I'm sure glad to know that Leonard has plans to make a similar website available to the public again. I think that all consumers are deserving of that plus I hope he can also make a profit from it in order to sustain the costs of running it. All of my well-wishes go to him!

David

So much for freedom of speech.

What a joke this country has become where your website can be so easily dragged down into oblivion by corporate pirates and layers just for writing your opinion on a product. Guess they better start going after Amazon now since they have mountains of reviews waiting to bring on the lawsuits.

MsMyTPen

You really have to do your homework when you sell your business and it's association to you. What a headache and a load of court time so Video Professor could shut the site down. It won't stop people from complaining about its services or products if they want.

Jim

While it's very sad this site is gone.. it's NOT about free speech.
It's about (allegedly) extortion and racketeering.
Who wants to visit/trust/read a website that is controlled by 'paying' the website owner to exclude negative information about the companies being reported?? What good is that?
Please get off the 'freedom of speech' soapbox and learn the facts.
Free speech isn't always free (or educated for that matter).

Greg Beck

Jim, nobody is arguing that extortion is protected by the First Amendment. The complaint discussed in this post was filed long after Justin Leonard sold his site, and the activities alleged have nothing to do with him.

Rare Hero

Hopefully more honest consumer protection forums are made available in the future. For now, we'll have to settle for consumerist.com or other similar websites. This may just be the way things are headed. Companies selling goods or services with no guarantee. My mother told me to buy a drill from Sears because all their products had a lifetime guarantee. Well, maybe back when parents shopped at Sears but my drill came with a 90 day limited warranty. So I got suckered into purchasing a three year one from Sears. Like shooting fish in a barrel.

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