Is Misshelved.com illegal?
March 22, 2007 8:10 AM Subscribe
Is my site legal?
posted by dkleinst to law & government (80 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I set up Misshelved with a friend a few days ago, and I received this in my email.
Taking into consideration my considerable legal knowledge and experience, as well as my dedication to the free market system, I am offering you fair warning. I will be forwarding your site to the major book selling outlets, as well as warning smaller, local booksellers about you.
This warning is to notify you that you are engaged in a conspiracy (by legal definition, a felony offense) to defraud booksellers. You are deliberately preventing them from selling what goods they have for sale and, in the case of your suggestion to swap book covers, potentially deceiving customers, causing them to purchase goods which are inappropriately priced.
I hope you understand the implication of conspiracy to commit fraud and the gravity of the offense. In the future, please engage in acts of protest which are legally acceptable, and do not interrupt the normal course of business by encouraging your minions to break the law. Might I suggest a grassroots campaign, perhaps something more education-based than criminal action-based.
My friend and I are of the opinion that it's not illegal, but want hard evidence.