QUOTE(Somey @ Sun 22nd July 2007, 1:07am)
If you can afford it, I'd start thinking seriously about getting lawyers involved.
Somey, I would... but then I'd have to change the little tag-line under my avatar here. Is it worth it?
Lawyers worth their salt would tell me that I'd have to demonstrate how this affront to my reputation has materially damaged me (income earning abilities, etc.). Given that I've just returned from a paid speaking gig (generous per diem, plus travel and lodging at a fabulous resort) about the history and process of wikis, I'd probably have a tough time explaining my hardship to a jury.
You would just think that (given I said I could live with it) Durova would say, "Whatever. Okay, so Greg Kohs didn't give misleading information to journalists. More accurately, I believe he failed to tell one journalist about his sockpuppetry and his acerbic posts to the Wikipedia Review when the journalist interviewed him about Wikipedia Review." But she can't do that, can she? It's so damned important to her that the original defamatory statement remain as is, because if she uttered it, it must be true!
I know she's going to read this eventually, and I know it just irks her that I'm still getting money and reimbursed travel and tropical drinks by the poolside, just to talk to other adults in a professional forum about "her" fixation. (Indeed, I was speaking to EDUCATORS, and that's one of the special volunteer projects
that she cooked up.) She'll keep volunteering and volunteering away all of her personal time, while I make a nice deposit to my bank account and spend some time playing tag outside in the fresh air with my daughter.
Who needs a lawsuit?