Video Professor Sends Reviewers To Detention, Files Suit Againt 100 For Bad Mouthing Product


Surely you know who the Video Professor is. He’s the “guy” (it’s actually a company named after the guy whom we all know and love) who tells you, late at night when you should either be sleeping or several drinks past the legal limit, that it’s OK if you don’t know how to use a computer. Take this woman here: she’s so dumb her 3-year-old knows more about computers than she does! Yeah, that guy. Anyhow, if you’ve ever said anything negative about the company or its wares be sure to check your inboxes—the company has filed 100 lawsuits against anonymous critics. How it must suck if your real name is John Doe…

Video Professor is using common tactics to ruin people’s lives—claims of trademarks infringement and disparagement. The actual complaint is laden with legalese, which I’m in no way capable of deciphering.

To Video Professor: I’ve never used your product, so I don’t know if it’s good or bad. I do think you should update your infomercial, however—it’s getting harder and harder to believe that an adult can be outsmarted by a 3-year-old in 2007. Maybe in 1996 when computers were still exclusively the domain of dudes playing Quake, but I don’t see how you can be a functional adult nowadays without being able to send an e-mail.

Video Professor sues anonymous griping posters, demands their identities [Consumer Law and Policy Blog via Slashdot

Original Complaint PDFFFF