Software developer sues forum users for "bad-mouthing" products

An Australian accounting software developer blames a "severe downturn in sales" on people who bad-mouthed its products in online user forums. It wants a judge to muzzle their comments.The company, 2Clix Australia Pty. Ltd, is also seeking about $125,000 in damages from the operator of the website which hosted the forums.According to a statement of […]

An Australian accounting software developer blames a "severe downturn in sales" on people who bad-mouthed its products in online user forums. It wants a judge to muzzle their comments.

The company, 2Clix Australia Pty. Ltd, is also seeking about $125,000 in damages from the operator of the website which hosted the forums.

According to a statement of claim posted on the defendant's website, at least 35 comments on forums hosted by the Whirlpool site are "false, malicious and causing financial harm to [2Clix's] trade and business". Among the challenged statements are incendiary comments such as these.

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Accounting Software, Developer, Forum, 2Clix, Australia, Whirlpool