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Matthew Chan

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ELI Testimonial Letters
« on: February 18, 2013, 05:44:26 PM »
This thread is for the purpose of adding ELI testimonial letters as I receive them. The immediate use is to show them to the judge at my court hearing.

From Oscar Michelen
http://www.scribd.com/doc/127295626/ELI-Testimonial-Letter-Oscar-Michelen


From Ron Tranmer

http://www.scribd.com/doc/125820196/ELI-Testimonial-Letter-by-Ron-Tranmer

From Joe S.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/126103870/ELI-Testimonial-Letter-by-Joe-S

From Alberto Zevallos
http://www.scribd.com/doc/126324470/ELI-Recommendation-Letter-by-Alberto-Zevallos

From Ian Cohen (Signed & Sealed version & Text only version)
http://www.scribd.com/doc/126325884/ELI-Testimonial-Letter-by-Ian-Cohen-Signed-Stamped

http://www.scribd.com/doc/126326464/ELI-Testimonial-Letter-by-Ian-Cohen-Text-version

From Greg Troy
http://www.scribd.com/doc/126338358/ELI-Testimonial-Letter-by-Greg-Troy

From Nicole Olson
http://www.scribd.com/doc/126512433/ELI-Testimonial-Letter-Nicole-Olson

From April Brown

http://www.scribd.com/doc/126605351/ELI-Testimonial-Letter-April-Brown

From UncleJohnsBand
http://www.scribd.com/doc/126656200/ELI-Testimonial-Letter-UncleJohnsBand

From Bernice McKenize
http://www.scribd.com/doc/126767751/ELI-Testimonial-Letter-Bernice-McKenzie

From Stu Mulligan
http://www.scribd.com/doc/127258898/ELI-Testimonial-Letter-Stu-Mulligan

From S.G.
http://www.scribd.com/doc/127265280/ELI-Testimonial-Letter-S-G

From Jerry Witt
http://www.scribd.com/doc/127465715/ELI-Testimonial-Letter-Jerry-Witt

From John Sheu
http://www.scribd.com/doc/127508382/ELI-Testimonial-Letter-John-Sheu

Although testimonial letters on formal letterhead is great and a big plus, it isn't necessary. I will accept email testimonials or anonymous post testimonials.  I take any I can get as long as they are legitimate and authentic. I need them by February 28, 2013 so I can show them to the court.

Thanks for everyone's help!
« Last Edit: February 27, 2013, 01:08:08 AM by Matthew Chan »
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Re: ELI Testimonial Letters
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2013, 07:55:52 PM »
I just received another great ELI Testimonial through email. I was asked to remove identifying information for the purpose of forum posting.

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02/18/2013

 
To Whom It May Concern:

Although I have never personally meet Matthew Chan, I can say that he has given me and other members of the extortionletterinfo.com website a way to discuss, vent and learn about the lawyers, companies and people involved in copyright extortion tactics.

Linda Ellis and her lawyer have contacted a large amount of people with letters written in a form of extortion and demand payment upon receipt of the letter; For using her copyrighted material. She is now being called out by the forum because what she is doing is morally wrong and corrupt. She does not send a cease and desist notice, she DEMANDS payment! People need to know that they do not need to pay someone just because they say so. It is my first amendment right and duty to speak up and discuss these issues with everyone willing to listen because I and others find her ways of using lawyers to extort people for money offensive!

We need more people like Matthew Chan to bring these types of people out into the open. Long live Liberty.

Sincerely
Shawn M. - Cincinnati, Ohio


Identifying information withheld at submitter's request.
« Last Edit: February 19, 2013, 10:47:04 PM by Matthew Chan »
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Re: ELI Testimonial Letters
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2013, 09:36:25 PM »
Letter sent!

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Re: ELI Testimonial Letters
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2013, 10:33:35 PM »
Alberto Zevallos provided a wonderfully-well written ELI Testimonial letter tonight.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/126324470/ELI-Recommendation-Letter-by-Alberto-Zevallos

I have NOT identified his call-sign here. However, he can "out" himself if he chooses to on his own terms. 

All PDF testimonial letters will be uploaded to Scribd for storage. Those links are being added to the top post to make it easier for newcomers to read and use as inspiration for their own letters.
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Re: ELI Testimonial Letters
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2013, 10:37:38 PM »
Thank you John from California for this great testimonial letter! John asked me to remove identifying information for the purposes of posting it here. However, he provided his full name and address for my copy that I will submit to the court.

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To Whom It May Concern,

I was recently the victim of an attempted $2000 extortion over two small images I used on a free blog for singers.  Upon receiving the letter I immediately found Matthew Chan and his Extortion Letter Info site.

As a small business owner I am indebted to Matthew Chan and the ELI community.  They are truly providing a service to business owners everywhere who are increasingly being targeted over innocent infringement.

I know Matthew routinely suffers the wrath of companies and individuals, who have turned the threats of lawsuits on small business owners into a lucrative profit center.

Linda Ellis in particular has gone after Matthew and the ELI forum.  She is obviously not interested in free speech and the sharing of information as this is damaging to her business model of financially fleecing churches and bereaved families over innocent infringement of her short poem.

A personal story to illustrate what Matthew is fighting for: A friend put the lyrics of Paul McCartney’s song “The End” on her mother’s headstone.  As fate would have it, she met Mr. McCartney on a flight a few months later.  When she told her story he was so touched he grabbed her hand and asked her to sit with him and talk.  This world famous musician was genuinely moved by what his lyrics meant to my friend in her time of grief.  Linda Ellis would have presented a demand for $7500 to be followed by escalating threats and dollar amounts.

Widows, non-profits, churches, the list of Linda Ellis' victims continues to grow.  This is what Matthew Chan and ELI fight against every day. I, for one, am glad he is there.

John H. - California


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« Last Edit: February 19, 2013, 10:53:16 PM by Matthew Chan »
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Re: ELI Testimonial Letters
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2013, 11:19:22 PM »
These are really great.
Also, it really underlines how much ELI is appreciated.

Also, I'm glad that these folks aren't like most bosses that say, "write whatever you want, and I'll sign it". lol.
I always hated that.

S.G.
« Last Edit: February 19, 2013, 11:28:07 PM by Matthew Chan »

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Re: ELI Testimonial Letters
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2013, 11:33:48 PM »
SG,

Ideally, I want a huge stack of testimonials to show the court and the world at large now that my tail is being dragged into court by a bogus stalking accusation.

As I said, if people can't contribute money, they can easily contribute their names, words, and testimonial.  As everyone is beginning to see, there is HUGE value in having a collection of testimonials!  It is my hope that there is a snowball effect as the days go by and my court date gets closer.

ELI needs all the help we can get!  Even a short email will help immensely!  Numbers matter! Everyone, please take a few minutes to write a few paragraphs!
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Re: ELI Testimonial Letters
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2013, 11:37:07 PM »
Just emailed you mine a little while ago. Use as you see fit.

Link Added by Matthew Chan

http://www.scribd.com/doc/126338358/ELI-Testimonial-Letter-by-Greg-Troy
« Last Edit: February 20, 2013, 12:31:15 AM by Matthew Chan »
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Re: ELI Testimonial Letters
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2013, 12:11:30 AM »
I'll have mine finished up by tomorrow afternoon, I think.

S.G.


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Re: ELI Testimonial Letters
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2013, 10:49:22 AM »
Matt, I dropped a few bucks and a testimony letter in snailmail yesterday to the address on your "About the Founder" page. :)

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Re: ELI Testimonial Letters
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2013, 04:49:05 PM »
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN

I’m writing this letter in support of the Extortion Letter Info forums and specifically Matthew Chan.

In 2011 I briefly shared a poem entitled The Dash on a blog. The author of the poem, Linda Ellis demanded that I pay her $7500 via an email. To make a long story short, Linda Ellis has run havoc on my personal and professional life, and specifically my online accounts. The list of acts and attacks is long. I consider Linda Ellis deceptive, unethical, and irresponsible and a bully.

Matthew Chan and the Extortion Letter forums (ELI) are instrumental in exposing the practice of copyright trolling and the people and companies that scour the Internet looking for copyrighted content. ELI is vital to exposing this horrific abuse of a loophole in the copyright law. As an example, once The Dash poem is discovered in an unauthorized post  (simply shared with friends, families and associates) Linda Ellis and John W. Jolin begin a long and high pressure letter writing campaign that may or may not include the unethical  and unlawful practice of filing false DMCA notices, multiple letters to an employer, letters to clients, and Google ads defaming the offender.  Ellis and Jolin use a variety of scare tactics and misrepresentations to collect – all devises outlawed by bill collectors.

Extortionletterinfo.com is the only resource that specifically supports victims of the Linda Ellis scheme for extracting money with her aggressive and intimidating letter writing campaign. Victims document these actions on the ELI forum.  This information is an essential resource for attorneys and individuals who wish to prepare a defense.  Members share satire, legal documents, analysis and first hand accounts of the intimidating tactics John W. Jolin and Linda Ellis initiate. These public disclosures monitor and memorialize the extortion activity and help members prepare for and respond too the attacks to their online accounts and other entities.

I applaud Matthew Chan and the members of ELI for their honesty, diligence and professionalism. The Eli community is transparent, truthful and investigative and shining a very bright light on this injustice.

Sincerely,

April Brown, CEO
Charity Auction World

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Letterhead version

http://www.scribd.com/doc/126605351/ELI-Testimonial-Letter-April-Brown
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Re: ELI Testimonial Letters
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2013, 09:23:32 PM »
Emailed my letter to you today!


Letter attached to post by Matthew Chan
http://www.scribd.com/doc/126512433/ELI-Testimonial-Letter-Nicole-Olson
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Re: ELI Testimonial Letters
« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2013, 09:29:45 AM »
Based on these reference letters and the fact that Matthew and Linda Ellis have never met, I am ready to pass summary judgement in Matthew's favor and severe sanctions against Linda Ellis for wasting the court's time.

I hope the GA judge feels the same.

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Re: ELI Testimonial Letters
« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2013, 11:05:22 AM »
Mulligan,

You did? I guess I need to go check the mail in the next couple of days.

Thanks so much!  One week until my and Linda's court hearing!

Matt, I dropped a few bucks and a testimony letter in snailmail yesterday to the address on your "About the Founder" page. :)
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Re: ELI Testimonial Letters
« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2013, 11:06:40 AM »
I wish it could be that simple...

Based on these reference letters and the fact that Matthew and Linda Ellis have never met, I am ready to pass summary judgment in Matthew's favor and severe sanctions against Linda Ellis for wasting the court's time.
« Last Edit: February 21, 2013, 12:51:26 PM by Matthew Chan »
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