Vlad made the apparent mistake of calling a spade a spade with real estate affiliate ePerks. The nasty tactics ePerks used began with name calling, comment spam, a Cease and Desist letter, and may have included false accusations of child molestation. Now he’s been hit with a lawsuit by ePerks.
Fundamentally it’s an issue of freedom of speech. It’s a company trying to censor a blogger in a twisted attempt at reputation management. However, rather than having one unhappy blogger, now they’ve got almost a thousand very angry bloggers, Realtors and investors.
I have two requests:
First, forward this post, or one of the ones I’ve included as a link, to anyone involved in real estate, eperks, or in blogging/SEO.
Second, donate to Vlad’s legal defense fun.
Support Vlad Zablotskyy’s Defense Fund
Defend your own right to free speech!
Third: Blog about it yourself. I tend to stay out of US real estate discussions, but this is one issue that I think is important to get involved in. So do Greg Swann and Andy Beard.
Vlad, we’re behind you!