Friday, June 15, 2007

Dell demands blog remove story

Dell, apparently didn't like the fact that a former Dell rep spilled the beans on a the blog "The Consumerist." Dell sent them an email demanding that they take it down. The article in question doesn't really reveal anything earth shattering, which is kind of puzzling as to why they want it taken down.

The story gets more interesting when you read the letters sent to their editor, Ben Popken. Apparently Dell got upset that Ben is waiting for the legal department to contact Dell, and not taking down the site in the mean time. Dell representitive Tracy J. Holland, was upset she had to wait a whopping 9 hours, and the story was still up. Ben obviously points out that, he like many humans, sleeps.

Even at that, the blog isn't really under any obligation to take down the story. It will be interesting to see what happens.

[Read] Consumerist response to Dell Takedown Demand
[Read] Consumerist - 22 Confessions Of A Former Dell Sales Manager

1 comment:

RichardatDELL said...

Thanks for feedback Eric....we got it. See richard_b comment here: http://www.ideastorm.com/article/show/68390/Make_your_legal_team_restrain_themselves_when_theyre_trying_to_silence_bloggers_who_are__trying_to_help_people_buy_from_Dell