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Avid Technology, Inc
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Added Februay 15, 2009

Last Updated - December 12, 2009

Building on a concept that originated in a garage in Massachusetts in 1987, Avid has become the world leader in digital media creation tools for film, video, audio, and broadcast professionals - as well as for home video and home audio enthusiasts, and is now attempting to join the world famous ranks of flaming assholes.

Why are these two people smiling? Because they appear to be as stupid as Dale A. Malone, Senior Litigation Counsel, whom they hired to represent Avid Technology. That's Gary G. Greenfield, Chief Executive Officer and President of Avid Technology to the left and Paige Parisi, Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Avid Technology to the right. Why do we call Dale A. Malone, Senior Litigation Counsel stupid? We'll tell you why.

In November 2007, Avid Technology terminated an eBay auction for some products because it appears the seller used material from the Avid website, Dale A. Malone, Senior Litigation Counsel for Avid Technology, contended that it was copyright and trademark infringement to use the text and pictures from their web site. Dale, this isn't about infringement; it's about pulling some contrived legal excuse out of your ass to justify being a trademark abuser.

After contacting Avid Technology and Dale A. Malone, Senior Litigation Counsel for Avid Technology, the seller took his own pictures and wrote his own text and found his auctions still were being shut down by Avid Technology. Dale A. Malone, Senior Litigation Counsel for Avid Technology, did not respond to any more emails. Gee, we wonder why?

FYI Dale, technical specs and descriptions are not copyrightable. Copying them word for word in is not infringement. But we're guessing you already know that. And Dale, labels on products cannot be copyrighted unless they are original artwork that can exist outside the label. But bottom-feeders like you Dale already know that. Your job is to give "unauthorized" resellers a hard time. But why? The product was genuine. You didn't have a problem with that? If it was genuine, and it was, Avid Technology already has their profit from the sale of the merchandise. You don't have anything better to do that troll eBay for "unauthorized" resellers and give them a hard time? Did you run out of flies to dismember? No little old ladies to trip?

And your claim that offering "these products for sale as 'new' or 'with factory warranty' amounts to misrepresentation" is a lie. They are new and unopened in the box. The warranty applies to the person who registers the product with Avid. The warranty is not registered in the store at the time of sale. Did not law school teach you how to lie better than that?

Let's start calling Avid Technology by a more appropriate name, like "Clown Town". That's a more accurate description of the inmates running that asylum.




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