I received this threat for having put up Information on the site known as “Fit Small Business,” who would rather monetize the Information than provide it for the benefit of Franchisees doing their due diligence.
Regrettably, the site mentioned is more concerned about monetizing documented and publicly available Information than providing it freely, even by copy, to the people and businesses it claims to assist. This shameful behavior is consistent with those who pilfer Franchisees’ pockets for their own monetary benefit.
This particular post, nor the content of my site, is not monetized in any way similar to the monetizing done by “Fit Small Business”.
The original post had been properly attributed to the author under the “Fair Use Doctrine:
From: Compliance Fit Small Business <compliance@site name .com>
Sent: Thursday, February 10, 2022, 8:32 AM
Subject: Copyright Content on Your Site
It has come to the attention of Fit Small Business (“we,” “us” or “our”) that your website, worldwisefranchise.com, has published all or part of content to which Marc Waring Ventures, LLC, the parent company of Fit Small Business, owns the legal copyright.
Specially, please be advised that the following article(s) contain(s) significant portions of our copyrighted content:
Further, the following Fit Small Business and The Close article(s) (has/have) been illegally copied in full, without permission from us:
(Links Deleted by me)
Please remove the mentioned content and any other materials that violate our copyrights within seventy-two (72) hours of your receipt of this correspondence, or we will be forced to send you a formal notice to cease and desist. We are prepared to take further legal action should it become necessary to do so.
Marc Waring Ventures, LLC
Marc Waring Ventures
Fit Small Business
Their Disclaimer: We spend hours researching and writing our articles and strive to provide accurate, up-to-date content. However, our research is meant to aid your own, and we are not acting as licensed professionals. We recommend that you consult with your own lawyer, accountant, or other licensed professional for relevant business decisions.
(I’ll add to the above, however, do not use this information for due diligence unless prepared to be threatened by the site owner should you copy or print it for the benefit of those alleged it to be intended for.
As posted on their little site – “How We Make Money: We put hours of research into our articles. When readers buy products and services discussed on our site, we often earn affiliate commissions that support our work”.