2Clix sues Whirlpool founder

Whirlpool founder Simon Wright is being sued by accounting software firm 2Clix Australia Pty Ltd (ACN 118 044 198) for alleged "injurious falsehood".

The Statement of Claim from the company alleges that Simon Wright allowed statements "relating to the Plaintiff and its software product that are both false and malicious" to be published on the Whirlpool forums.

2Clix is suing for at least $150,000 (plus costs), and is demanding that two forum threads be removed from the site.

Whirlpool believes the action has no merit and will defend the matter vigorously, despite being a community website with little resources.

Simon Wright, the moderators and Whirlpool's legal team ask that users respect Simon's right to a fair trial and not prejudice his case. Users should refrain from doing anything that might expose Simon to contempt of court such as making statements that prejudge the outcome of the case. Please keep any comments polite and factual.

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OPINION:


The reason why this is important is because this could possibly mean that other websites in Australia could get shut down because of users bringing about negative comments or criticism of software.

If you Google 2clix by "www.google.com/search?q=2CLIX&;ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a" It can be shown that the discussion threads in reference to what 2clix is suing for are in the top 10 pages of google, which they believe has costed them $150,000.

This is ridiculous as other companies such as Microsoft could shut down the entire Internet because users have commented on a negative aspect of there software.

Not sure what legalities are involved in the US, but it seems this "injurious falsehood" is going to be used in court for 2clix's argument.

If you are interested in donating to fight this cause click
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