jenjenhouse.com was first caught selling knock-off dresses on July 24th, 2012. We received correspondance from an attorney representing jenjenhouse on November 15th, 2012, basically accusing TopPromWebsites of lying and defamation; and threatening legal action if we do not remove this post. Below is a copy of the email we received, and our response to each section in blockquotes.
From: XXXXXXXXXXXX email@example.com
This law firm represents Readmob Technologies (HK) Limited, the owner and operator of the Web site www.jenjenhouse.com I am writing about numerous false, misleading and defamatory statements posted on your Web site alleging, among other things, that my client "has been caught selling knock-off prom dresses" and "Consumers have submitted that this site is using images illegally under US Copyright Law to deceive customers into buying poorly made knock-offs."
My Response: TRUE. Top Prom Websites does have a post saying this, but nothing on that page is false or misleading.
My Response: TRUE. See the attached screenshot (.jpg) for "substantiation for these serious allegations." I marked the images with yellow text to identify who the copyright owner is.
My Response: FALSE. Your client does (or did) sell knock-off prom dresses (See the attached screenshot, again). And as of November 16th, 2012 at 2:00am GMT, those pictures are still hosted on your clients server(s), so technically, your client is still in violation of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act.
My Response: FALSE. The evidence is attached to this email. I only attached one screenshot because it takes me too long to look up all the style numbers, but I have more. Everything I have stated on this website is factual with evidence to support our claims. I doubt your client was "irreparably damaged" by my little site, or any of the other dozen major review sites where consumers are saying the same thing. Your client was most likely "irreparably damaged" when they thought they could profit off of doing something illegal, and trying to deceive consumers into thinking they are buying the real thing.
On a positive note, we have looked over (re-reviewed) jenjenhouse.com again, and would like to thank them for (recently) removing the infringing content. We have removed them from the 'do not buy list,' updated the listing/review page, and have added the visual evidence as you suggested in your letter.
Please note that in the past, companies have "hidden" their images simply to pass our inspection, and then put them back up when a new season comes around. If we receive any more proof that JenJenHouse.com is using manufacturer's images without permission, we will republish this consumer warning to the 'do not buy list.'
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