Avoid Monster Cable. Get Blue Jean cable. Here's why:
" I say this because my observation has been that Monster Cable typically
operates in a hit-and-run fashion. Your client threatens litigation,
expecting the victim to panic and plead for mercy; and what follows is a
quickie negotiation session that ends with payment and a licensing
agreement. Your client then uses this collection of licensing agreements to
convince others under similar threat to accede to its demands. Let me be
clear about this: there are only two ways for you to get anything out of me.
You will either need to (1) convince me that I have infringed, or (2) obtain
a final judgment to that effect from a court of competent jurisdiction. "
Read the whole thing:
A great letter. I've saved a copy for "boiler plating" in the future. I
really, really would like to see the outrageous and nonsensical claims
Monster has been making for year dealt with in court with expert witnesses
who would tear them a new output port. Sadly, I have friends that believe
that paying 10 times what a cable is worth makes it somehow ten times
I'm guessing if Monster is stupid enough to proceed, they might very well
end up having to admit, in court, that they are 98% hype and nothing more.
Wouldn't your electrons rather travel in luxury? Contented audio signals
produce superior sound when they don't have to fight their
way down an impure copper pathway and traverse anything but the
most luxurious gold plated connections.
Dang! I should write copy for Monster Cable! 8-)
My brother Uncle Monster has had the name for about 25 years. It was
given to him by 4 year old and I help add to his collection of Uncle
Monster's observations of the world known as "Monsterisms". I wonder
if Monster Cable could sue us? An example:
"Human females are genetically Machiavellian, they need little or no
training" Monsterism by Uncle Monster.
The problem is that enough lawyer-fearing recipients of these threat letters
enter into settlements rso that companies like Monster actually start
believing they are in the right. That is right until they run into someone
who *won't* settle and Monster makes the mistake of litigating, where the
rubber meets the road. I'll bet Monster folds like a cheap suit when that
happens because they can't afford to lose and set a damaging precedent.
It will be interesting to see where the Blue Jean Cable "threatfest" ends
up. I seen Monster getting chased out by villagers with torches.
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