I think "dropping" legal proceedings is a necessary step to move towards getting a discussion on the future. The real question now is what standards are going to be adopted with regard to monitoring internet radio impact (because it really is impact that is important for advertizing - does the medium deliver value to advertizers). Unfortunately as I am not privy to what the DMMA is doing since there first notice I am not sure whether we are going to see great improvement in the field, it is here - rather than NetDynamics, BallzRadio or Justaplaintwit - where further pressure should be applied.
(Because no Notice of Motion has been delivered or Summons issued, proceedings as such haven't really been instituted only threatened and to the best of my knowledge only to Dewsberry himself - not anybody else who republished or added additional comment)
Who is this Mr Scott? Darren doesn't deserve any respect whatsoever. He's a first class loser and bully. A true beer fart. So why refer to him as Mr?
Their bluff were called. You win some, you lose some, but sometimes you lose spectacularly like in this case.NetDynamix’s Grant told MyBroadband today that he was ill advised to follow the legal route to try to resolve this issue, and said that they have terminated any legal action against Dewberry.
Has any apologies been forthcoming from NetDynamix, Darren Scott & Wright, Rose-Innes Inc?
entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem
However I don't believe it would be amiss for any journalist to put to WRI or phatshoanehenney (the loose group they belong to) the question whether attorney's firms do not have some responsibility to recognize the difficult position of independent researchers and journalists, who due to their work become the subject of a corporate entities displeasure and are for this reason recipients of legal threats of various shapes and form. The letter would be less likely to have been sent if Dewberry (name spelt correctly) was a journalist working for Naspers or Avusa.
That goes without saying. If the results are true, then they should surely fear Shaun Dewberry taking action against them.NetDynamix CEO Chris Grant said that they will not take legal action against Shaun Dewberry