I have made this case to all law enforcers and regulators as part of a growing fight that seeks to save taxpayers dollars which, even with all our legal resources, have never been better spent elsewhere . After much deliberation and negotiation, I am pleased to announce that I am ready to sue over $60 million dollars from the podcast company KEEP IN TOUCH as part of an ongoing legal action against the makers of KEEP IN TOUCH for conspiring to prevent a podcast podcast company from operating on the KEEP IN TOUCH (KEEP IN TOUCH is a trademark of KEEP IN TOUCH Holdings LLC). I have called on all involved parties to make clear that if this was true I would be extremely disappointed. Also, I want to emphasize that I will not seek damages or otherwise any legal recourse against the podcasting and podcasting technology providers themselves. This issue should be addressed in a broad, civil, and equitable manner. In this case, the law enforcers and regulators have taken legal action. My decision was based on the facts and circumstances of this matter. I cannot accept compensation for their actions without the proper authority, or consent from KEEP IN TOUCH, and will not continue to support a podcast company using a copyright infringement technique and content which infringes on the KEEP IN TOUCH and the public interest in this matter.
A few other issues arise:
If the copyright owners had legal authority to use an infringing song they knew and loved (or wished they did) and even had an offer that I had signed and agreed with, how would I know whether to block or cancel the service? How much for the cost of the hosting? How would I be protected against any of these legal fees and expenses if I did not sue? I cannot believe that any of these issues could be addressed in a way that would reduce the profits, profits and profits of the podcasting and podcasting technology providers. I expect that my lawsuit will be dismissed on appeal. ____
In a nutshell: this case was filed on March 21, 2012. I have stated my concerns to the Commission regarding the content provided to me in this podcast and that the fact that a small but vocal group from KEEP IN TOUCH has organized a group with the aim to prevent me from accessing the podcast, and that my use of KEEP IN TOUCH is an indication of their intent and that they have no intention of using the original work from my podcast. I hereby demand payment from KEEP IN TOUCH, on the first day of the broadcast, and additional royalties from the KEEP IN TOUCH, on the following day. These would consist of fees, attorney’s fees, legal costs, and punitive damages. The costs of my personal legal team with my services will be paid directly to KEEP IN TOUCH, and will increase the costs of my own lawyers to defend the podcast company and the podcast company’s copyright infringement and other business practices. KEEP IN TOUCH will be able to reimburse me for fees, attorneys’ fees, attorney’s fees for my lawyers covering legal fees and court costs related to this lawsuit, and will provide a legal indemnity as a part of the service. In all all, I would ask the Commission to promptly address my lawsuit concerning the use of the original work given in this podcast.