Monday, April 20, 2009

Goldman Sachs Uses Mafia Tactics To Shut Down Blogger

From Bloomberg:

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. has been called many things over the years. Plenty of people have raged against its power and wealth. If you spend decades as the most successful investment bank, it goes with the territory.

Calling it the devil may be going a bit far, though, even for the flinty-hearted employees of the New York-based bank.

Last month, a blog called was set up. Goldman Sachs has taken legal action against the site, alleging it infringes a trademark in the phrase “Goldman Sachs.” The owner of the site, investment adviser Mike Morgan of Jensen Beach, Florida, has promised to contest the litigation and pursue similar campaigns against other banks.

“They might think it is just a Mickey Mouse Web site, but we’re coming after them,” Morgan said in a telephone interview. “It would be really stupid for the banks to try and stop us. But banks do stupid things all the time.”

This is complete and utter bullshit. It is nothing more then an attempt by a corporation to shut-down dissent. If Goldman doesn't like it -- tough.

I am appalled that they even think this is possible. So to the writer of Goldman666 I stand with you against this attempt to silence you.