by Paul Alan Levy
Video Professor, notorious for filing lawsuits against message boards and message board posters to suppress criticisms of its sales practices, and for filing spurious trademark actions to prevent effective competition, is apparently teetering on the edge itself. Video Professor's latest judicial defeat was an unsuccessful suit against Amazon for bidding on the keyword "video professor" and then displaying competitive options on the linked landing page.
Denver's 9News reports that Video Professor is furloughing staff and undergoing reorganization. Apparently, the money that it spent hiring lawyers to suppress criticism and competition might have been better spent improving its product so that the sleazy sales tactics that were widely reported by its customers and others would not be necessary.