Wiley Apologizes

I am happy to report that the little dust-up between Shelley Batts and Wiley has ended peacefully. Wiley has apologized for their rather heavy-handed treatment of the matter. When I read the good news over at Shelley’s blog, I had a number of reactions. Happily Rob Knop has saved me the trouble of having to write them down.

So congratulations to Shelley for weathering the storm and emerging victorious, and an extra loud “Boo! Hiss!” to the blogger who criticized her for caving to Wiley’s pressure by taking down the disputed graphics. It’s easy to talk tough when you’re not the impoverished graduate student threatened with a lawsuit from a big corporation. Sometimes you have to pick your fights in life, and this was definitely not the time to go to court.


  1. #1 Shelley
    April 26, 2007

    Thanks Jason. šŸ™‚

  2. #2 Jason Rosenhouse
    April 26, 2007

    No problem. Glad everything worked out OK.

  3. #3 Joe
    April 27, 2007

    My neighbor is a (retired) property-rights attorney who said A) Wiley was wrong. B)Shelly was right because prevailing in a legal action still would have been expensive. Even just paying a lawyer to send Wiley a letter explaining the law to them would cost her.

  4. #4 marpe
    April 29, 2007

    see this

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