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... and please remove this information or we will call our lawyers

By Mauricio Freitas, in , posted: 25-Mar-2009 15:27

There's a New Zealand company asking me to remove some information from the Geekzone forums, otherwise they'll be calling the lawyers in.

The information they want removed from the forums is someone's name who is not related to the company anymore - he once was the majority shareholder until something showed up on the newspapers and he had to sell his participation in the company to his brother.

Now comes the thing: the "information" they want removed from the forums is just a quote from the New Zealand Companies Office (@CompaniesOffice on Twitter), part of the Ministry of Economic Development.

This information that causes so much trouble is only a copy of the publicly available records for this company, showing that this person was a shareholder and sold his participation back in September 2008. Nothing else. Just a record of ownership and transfer.

Basically they want us to remove a fact stated on a public forum because it doesn't look good - regardless of this fact being publicly available on a government website.

There you go. I replied asking for more information but no answer yet.





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