Shakedown Artists


#1

Considering making a category on shakedown artists. Two instances have been brought to my attention in last 24 hours: bars and restaurants that get threatened with absurd sums for live songs and software patent laws.

A common thread is both groups getting shaken down are entrepreneurs. Is there already a good forum where entrepreneurs can help each other fight and share experience?

A lot of lawyers use our site. Perhaps we can capture some useful sliver of that audience to aid victims. And perhaps those victims will become clients of the helpful lawyers.

Here’s the patent law example and some kind people helping out in comments: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16505568

The bar/restaurant owners one was in person.


#2

Created an Entrepreneurs category: https://forum.levelplayingfield.io/c/disputes/entrepreneurs