Warren Kremer Paino v. Dunston (D. Maine)
There is an interesting controversy brewing about a blogger (Dunston) who has been sued for defamation and copyright violation by Maine’s tourism advertising firm (Warren Kremer). Dunston reposted (and derided) one of Warren Kremer’s recent ads that mistakenly included the number to a phone-sex hotline. The defamation claim is partially based on Dunston’s accusation that the ad firm is “pissing away” Maine’s tourism dollars.
Blogger Ron Coleman is one of the attorneys representing Dunston.
UPDATE: Warren Kremer dismissed the suit.
- Dunston’s website with the details
- Evan Brown’s defamation analysis
- The complaint
- EFF’s FAQ on Internet Defamation Law