Crashback: Better, Business, Bureau

Real News posted by James Baughn on Thursday, March 15, 2001

from the make-money-quick-from-lawsuits dept.

The world has gone mad. Pigs are flying. The National Enquirer is breaking serious news stories. And Humorix, which prides itself on producing 100% fake news articles, is now accurately predicting the future. We hate it when that happens, and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience or confusion that may result when our fake news becomes reality.

Regular Humorix readers (both of you) may remember our story from last month in which we described our plan to file lawsuits against everybody that illegally decoded our content. It seems the Better Business Bureau has picked up on that idea.

It's a shame we didn't patent it.

The BBB is upset over commercial sites that link to their website, calling it "copyright infringement".

Brilliant! By telling people not to link to their website, everybody will start linking to their site as a form of protest. We must applaud the BBB for using copyright law as a tool for generating massive amounts of publicity and traffic to their website.

This could very easily become the business model of choice for failing dotcoms. File a bunch of lawsuits under the DMCA (Direct Money for Corporations Act), declare war against your customers, and soon everybody will be talking about your company! Good publicity... bad publicity... it's all the same for your bottom line, just as long as they spell your domain name right!

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