August 20, 2012
2:30 pm EST /books/history-and-philosophy-of-marriage/copycats/
Updated the Copycats page. After the organization received a mailed-letter that tried to threaten the organization with a lawsuit for supposed "slander," this page was updated in two parts to expose the fallacy of the empty threat. The following is the second part, which was added as an extenstion to the bullet item listed as
* 2009 - Don Milton, DonMilton.com.
[Update Posted: August 20, 2012] - As Pro-polygamists were preparing for Polygamy Day ® 12, Don Milton was apparently more concerned with attempting to intimidate the TruthBearer.org organization with supposed "legal action." On August 17, 2012, this unprofessional envelope [PDF] was received by the organization. It contained this letter [PDF]. Not only was the letter un-dated, but it attempted to present itself as if any legitimate attorney had even perused it. As the letter reveals, Don Milton was NOT upset about - and did not dispute - ANY of the accurate information presented in the previous foregoing sentences in this one paragraph about him here. Rather, he was hung up on the mere semantic of the heading at the top of this web-page, that stated, "List of copycats who copycatted the text of this public domain book straight off the web-site of TruthBearer.org." While the forgoing sentences in this paragraph about him here had made it accurately clear just how he had been a Copycat, and despite the fact that he was not opposing any of that more-descriptive content in this paragraph about him, he figured that he had "legal credibility" for the mere semantic issue. Namely, he claimed that he could prove that he had obtained an original hardcopy of the antique book in 2009, and that he had copied that book for his re-publication of the book. He even provided a link to his own web-page that displayed his
receipt for the 2009 purchase [PDF]. But that changes nothing. Don Milton had known about the book being posted online at the TruthBearer.org web-site as far back as the 1990s. Moreover, as the TruthBearer Vision of Love-Not-Force had historically begun on July 13, 1999, and his posting about how he absolutely opposes and detests "love-not-force," was posted in 2007, it was not until 2009 when he finally "purchased" his own hardcopy of the antique original book. Indeed, this book, "The History and Philosophy of Marriage; or, Polygamy and Monogamy Compared", had been posted on the web-site fo the TruthBearer.org organization for over a decade before Don Milton self-reportedly acquired his own hardcopy from which to re-publish it for his own gain. Without a doubt, his re-published version of the book was still nothing less than that of knowingly copying what he had already long known was available at the TruthBearer.org web-site. Absolutely, this is an example of being a Copycat.
August 20, 2012
2:15 pm EST /books/history-and-philosophy-of-marriage/copycats/
Updated the Copycats page. After the organization received a mailed-letter that tried to threaten the organization with a lawsuit for supposed "slander," this page was updated in two parts to expose the fallacy of the empty threat. The following is the first part, which was added at the top of the content:
[Update Posted: August 20, 2012]
For the sake of clarity, use of the term, copycat, on this web-page refers to anyone who
had taken action to copy the book after this organization had posted it for free online, and/or
had subsequently copied it in one form or another (whether online or in hard-copy) for their own web-site or their own sales.
It is irrelevant whether they scoured the data of text from this web-site directly, or whether they went out and obtained an original antique copy from which to still copy the book for their own purposes/gain. Despite the book being offered for free here at TruthBearer.org, their self-based efforts clearly self-identify them as, Copycats.
August 20, 2012
2:00 pm EST /books/history-and-philosophy-of-marriage/copycats/
Added three PDF files to the Copycatsdirectory. On Friday, August 17, 2012, the organization received a mailed-letter that tried to threaten the organization with a lawsuit. As the threat had no validity, and after verifying that the letter did originate from its claimed source, the
unprofessional envelope [PDF] and the
the letter [PDF] were scanned as PDF files and posted to the web-site. As the letter referenced a web-address URL on the person's own confirmed web-site, the PDF file located on that referenced URL was downloaded, demonstrating what the person identified in the letter as their
receipt for the 2009 purchase [PDF]. So, for historical record-keeping of the facts, all three of the PDFs were uploaded to the Copycatsdirectory.