Seems like there is a lot of legal bluff flying around at the moment.
I just read a very interesting article in Whirlpool, (ok, I’m a bit slow on this news as well) where a very shoddy-seeming company decided to sue the founder of whirlpool.
I must say, after reading the posts, I wouldn’t want to have anything to do with 2clix.
It seems to me that the owner(s) of 2clix treat it as a pure money-making exercise, with very little interest in actually providing a product that works as advertised.
Once they saw that their income was under threat, they retaliated legally. I suspect they know little about computers (and even less about the internet), otherwise they wouldn’t have risked legal action.
Regardless of the outcome of the court action, I’d say 2clix is ultimately doomed (and I’d say it was bound to happen sooner or later anyway). The amount of bad publicity from the legal action has virtually sealed their fate, and many would say they deserve this fate.
Interestingly, it appears that they are trying to “expand” (or should I say escape?) into the UK… well, you cannot hide on the internet…
Deep down, though, I feel angry. Angry that the owners of 2clix have probably made a bucketload of $ from a bad product, and are probably living the high life, while honest people like me, have to work hard for every dollar.
It seems like the liars and the cheats are rewarded, while the honest people of the world get trodden-on.
I can almost feel what it would be like to own 2clix: you keep putting off the negative feedback, you give the company a positive vibe, and you milk it for all its worth… but you know that it will eventually end. And when it does, you just get in your merc/bmw, and drive away, since the law cannot touch your (sizeable) personal assets.
Update: It appears that 2clix have dropped the court action… yet a google search finds a few articles where it appears that 2clix has “changed name” / “formed a partnership with a 3rd party” in order to provide an improved product… Am I the only one to be skeptical?
Its probably worth keeping an eye on: http://www.p1software.com.au (otherwise known as Platinum One)… the sales pitch sound the same.