The below video was submitted by an anonymous user, it was originally posted on YouTube, but was removed due to a DMCA takedown request, the originator wanted to stay anonymous and did not refute the takedown notice. In the video you can clearly see the wonderful, shining personality of “The Dash” poem author Linda Ellis, you can practically see the venom oozing from her scaly pores.
What she doesn’t “get” is that this is not about “copyright enforcement” this is about the methods of which she and her side-kick John W. Jolin engage in that is the sore spot. Let’s face reality, she had the world by the proverbial balls when the cheesy poem “The Dash” went viral, she could have easily used that to her benefit, but she chose to become one of the biggest, baddest copyright trolls EVER, right up there with Righthaven, Getty Images and Prenda of porn fame. “Author” Linda Ellis doesn’t like when people state that her poem is not worth $7500, which is the amount she generally demands in her letters, truth of the matter is she sells all this garbage with the poem printed on it, such as mugs, calendars, plaques and other assorted crap for as little as $6.95. Does she really believe that any judge would award her $7500 or more from a grieving person, who may have shared “The Dash” poem when they saw it online as “Author Unknown”, or whom may have posted the poem, because they got it in an email from Inspiration Speaker Linda Ellis herself? I think not! Which also explains, why she doesn’t actually follow through on her threats to file lawsuits, that is simply part of her fear /extortion tactics to extract money from grieving families and the like.
A quick scan of PACER shows 1 result of a single lawsuit she filed, in which “The Dash” poem was printed in a book run, she won that case, and was awarded the maximum allowed, but I suspect she never collected a dime, as the person she sued was a first class dirt-bag to begin with, yet she continues to throw that “win” around in her letters, thus adding to the fear factor.
“Various sites have been reporting on The Dash Poem and Linda Ellis for several years, and we will continue to do so”