A current Blue MauMau headline seems to scream: ABA Lawyers Teach How to Silence Franchise Blogs.
This is an annual lovefest on the latest and greatest ways to legally protect those that profit from screwing mom and pop business investors around the world (Oct 15 – 17, Austin, TX, USA).
A workshop for franchise attorneys will kick off this week on how franchisors can hush unwanted voices on the Internet. The workshop is entitled “New Media Threats – Responding to Cyber-Attacks” and will be held at the 2008 American Bar Association Forum on Franchising. The Forum on Franchising is an annual meeting in which franchise attorneys gather to discuss developments in franchise law.
The description of “Workshop 13” is completely and unabashedly concerned with covering up confidential information from franchisees and customers that the franchisor does not want released on the Internet.
With over 95% of the legal fees being paid by franchisors and those that profit from the current form of institutionalized indentured service (in debt bondage), this is freaking news?
- Sorry, people. Joe Lunch Bucket is way ahead of the alleged experts on this one.
When I asked Lanny (a retired truck driver who was a landscape customer of mine) what he thought of franchising, this is what he said:
It’s a little dodgy, isn’t it?
You’re right, Lanny.